Organic Production Principles (Roscommon – November)

Event Date:

November 9, 2022

Event Time:

9:00 am

Event Location:

The Percy French Hotel

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 is one of the first since re-opening to take place in person, and will run in Strokestown, Co Roscommon across two midweeks, Wednesday / Thursday November 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th.

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:

  • Wednesday November 9th (Classroom Session 9.00am – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday November 10th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.30pm)

Weekend 2 :

  • Wednesday November 16th (Classroom Session 9.00am – 4:30pm)
  • Thursday November 17th (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: 30
  • The Percy French Hotel
  • Bridge Street
  • Strokestown
  • Co Roscommon
  • F42 A996

Event Schedule Details

  • November 9, 2022 9:00 am   -   November 17, 2022 4:00 pm
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