Galway Organic Farming Principles

Galway Organic Farming Principles JanuaryJan 12 2024 17:00 UTCArd Ri House Hotel Milltown Road Tuam, Co Galway

Learn what's involved in converting to organic farming with our 2-weekend course in Organic Farming Principles. Taught by legendary organic grower and author Klaus Laitenberger, 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 the Ard Ri House Hotel, Tuam, Co Galway, 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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