Minister for Education Visits NOTS HQ

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The Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D. performed the ceremonial opening of a new office development of two Skillnet Ireland Learning Networks based at the Drumshanbo Enterprise Centre, Co. Leitrim earlier this week. National Organic Training Skillnet and Image Skillnet have recently …read more

Review – Future Growers Conference 2018

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Review by Jennifer Byrne

Organic Growers of Ireland (OGI) held the annual Future Growers Conference in Tullamore on 27th November 2018. There was a record turnout for this year’s event, which came in the days following the announcement of the re-opening …read more

Advanced Workshop in Biological Agriculture with Dan Kittredge – 2019

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– Review by Clive Bright

Following the momentum of the Biological Farming Conference in November 2018 (which was designed to be an inclusive, broad introduction to the many facets of functioning soil health); there was an appetite among the delegates for …read more

Review – Biological Farming Conference 2018

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Review by Clive Bright


In November 2018, National Organic Training Skillnet organised a very successful, inspiring and inclusive Biological Farming Conference in the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore.

240 tickets were sold to the two-day conference. Many agree such a high turnout would …read more

Course & Event Reviews

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Click on the images or links below to read reviews of some of our 2018 and 2019 courses and events.


Biological Farming Conference 2018


Advanced Workshop in Biological Agriculture with Dan Kittredge:


Future Growers Conference 2018


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In November 2018, NOTS organised a unique Biological Farming Conference, held at the Bridge House Hotel in Tullamore, Co. Offaly.

Expert speakers from the U.S., UK, Canada and Ireland imparted their wisdom to more than 200 farmers, food processors, small businesses, and …read more


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Testimonials from NOTS Members & Course Participants:

“National Organic Training Skillnet has provided great assistance to our company over the last number of years, providing funding to courses that we may not have been able to undertake without their assistance. We …read more

National Organic Training Skillnet Training Needs Analysis for 2019

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As part of our application to apply for 2019 funding through Skillnet Ireland training programme, National Organic Training Skillnet is carrying out a training needs analysis in order to determine the needs of the organic and artisan food sector, both …read more

20% Skillnet Funding available for eligible members for the MSc Co-Operative and Social Enterprise course in UCC

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We are delighted to announce that National Organic Training Skillnet in conjunction with University College Cork (UCC) are offering 20% Skillnet funding for qualifying applicants for the online fees for the MSc in Co-operative and Social Enterprise.

Please note the closing …read more

Jason Horner; Ex-Chairman of Organic Growers of Ireland

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Jason Horners Blog Post for National Organic Training Skillnet.

My involvement with the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS) goes back over ten years and looking back makes me wonder how us growers would have managed without them. Irish growers have …read more

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