Organic Farming Principles (Mayo – Newport)

Event Date:

May 5, 2023

Event Time:

5:00 pm

Event Location:

Hotel Newport

Please note: This course is now SOLD OUT. We have multiple other sessions of this course available throughout the year – including one in Castlebar in May. 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 legendary organic author and advisor Klaus Laitenberger, 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 Hotel Newport, Newport, Co Mayo, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday May 5th, 6th, 19th & 20th.

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 May 5th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday May 6th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Friday May 19th (Classroom Session 5.30pm – 9:30pm)
  • Saturday May 20th (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

Event Location:

Total Seats: 25
  • Hotel Newport
  • Main Street
  • Newport
  • Co Mayo
  • F28 YX89

Event Schedule Details

  • May 5, 2023 5:00 pm   -   May 20, 2023 4:00 pm
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