Cork Organic Farming Principles

Cork Organic Farming Principles JanuaryJan 12 2024 17:00 UTC

Learn what's involved in converting to organic farming with our 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by ACA Organic Specialist Mary Lynch, this practical organic course is QQI Level 5 certified, and is accepted to gain access onto the Organic Farming Scheme.

The course will run in Kilmurry GAA Club, Kilmurry, Co Cork, across two weekends, Friday / Saturday January 12th, 13th, 26th & 27th.

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 January 12th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
- Saturday January 13th (Classroom Sessions + Organic Farm Visit 9.00am —4.00pm)

Weekend 2:
- Friday January 26th (Classroom Session 5.00pm – 9:30pm)
- Saturday January 27th (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

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