rice farming apprenticeship

Yes you CAN (grow rice in Vermont)! Check out this great internship opportunity courtesy of the Greenhorns’ blog “the irresistible fleet of bicycles.”

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Apprenticeship in Rice and Duck Agriculture, with profit-share
May 2013-October 2013dante-460x818
Boundbrook Farm, Ferrisburgh, Vermont
Boundbrook Farm is the largest wet rice farm in the northeastern U.S., and is a regional leader in ecological rice production on a small-commercial scale.  We use ducks for weed control and use a variety of specialized equipment for irrigation, seedling propagation, transplanting, harvest, and processing.  Our rice fetches a premium price in regional markets.

We are seeking a full-time apprentice to focus on rice operations.  Strong interest and some background in rice specifically (or small grains generally) is preferred.  Must be organized and capable of self-direction, and capable of sustained physical labor.  Leadership experience helpful as we will bring in volunteers as needed.  Mechanical skills a plus.  Seasonal housing provided, shared with one other apprentice.  Work will be coordinated by the farm owner (Erik).  We offer an unparalleled education in all aspects of small…

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