Organic Farming Principles (Galway – July)

Event Date:

July 21, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Clayton Hotel

Please note: We have multiple other sessions of this course available throughout the year. Click HERE for our full course list.

Learn what’s involved in converting to organic farming with this 25-hour / 2-weekend course in Organic Production Principles. Taught by Andrew Chilton, the practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the Organic Farming Scheme.

The course will run in the Clayton Hotel, just outside Galway city, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday July 21st & 22nd, and 28th & 29th.

Please note, places are limited, so sign up ASAP to confirm your place.

Course Cost: €200 when you sign up through NOTS

Course Timetable:

Weekend 1:

  • Friday July 21st (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday July 22nd (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday July 28th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday July 29th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit + Examination – 9.00am —4.00pm)

Course Content / Modules:

  • Review the origin and history of organic production
  • State the principles of organic production
  • Interpret the Organic Standards
  • How to complete an organic conversion plan
  • Assess the economic viability and market opportunities for organic production.
  • Preparing a business plan for farmers considering conversion
  • Background to organic production
  • Principles of organic production
  • Organic Standards
  • Economics of organic production
  • Organic Scheme requirements
No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 25
  • Clayton Hotel
  • Monivea Road, Ballybrit
  • Galway
  • Co Galway
  • H91 D526

Event Schedule Details

  • July 21, 2023 5:00 pm
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