low cost training for the expanding organic sector

Welcome to the website of the National Organic Training Skillnet (NOTS). We provide high quality, low cost training for the expanding organic sector throughout the Republic of Ireland for 2014, NOTS will be providing a range of courses throughout the country.

The NOTS training programme is available to farmers, growers, processors, food businesses, and consultants working in the organic food sector. New entrants and commercial producers interested in developing their enterprise into an organic business are also eligible.

In addition to training, we are keen to facilitate organic producers and processors into networks that can address issues and opportunities for the sector. Events such as farm walks and local group meetings will be held nationwide.

We are managed through a steering group which has representation from Western Organic Network, and organic certification bodies IOFGA and Organic Trust.

As certified members of either Organic Trust or IOFGA, NOTS will keep you informed about upcoming training courses through email and webtext, if you want to exclude yourself from this service, please inform us via text or email

There are a limited number of free places to the unemployed see http://www.skillnets.ie/job-seekers/eligibility-criteria to check your eligibility and/or contact the Network Manager on 071 9640688

The National Organic Training Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets Ltd. funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

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We've made some presentations from our conference last year available to view directly on the website - a valuable resource for those who missed the conference, but also great for people who attended by would like to see some of the material again! Click Here to take a look

Upcoming Courses

Introduction to practical aspects of Hedgelaying

1 day introduction to the practical aspects of hedgelaying will take place on 25/10/2014 on Moynihans farm in Mallow Co ... more info

Bovine Scanning

  5-7 day course on teaching the skills required to be able to scan cows to determine whether they are ... more info

Composting & Building Soil fertility

1  day course on composting and how to make high quality compost from waste products, course will include training on ... more info

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News and Events

22/01/2013
Organic Conference "Growing in a Different Climate"

The Organic Growers of Ireland and National Organic Training Skillnet are holding a conference entitled "Growing in a Different Climate" in the County Arms Hotel, Birr, Co Offaly on Wednesday the 20th February 2013 from 10am-5pm

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25/06/2012
Farm Walk Co Tipperary Tuesday 26th June 2012

National Organic Training Skillnet and Organic Growers of Ireland bring you a farm walk on Tuesday 26th June 2012 at 7pm in Cloughjordan Community Farm, Co Tipperary

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Contact Us

National Organic Training Skillnet
The Enterprise Centre,
Hill Road,
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Tel: 071 96 40688
Fax: 071 96 40869
Email: info@nots.ie

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