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rice farming apprenticeship

Posted: January 8 2013
Apprenticeship in Rice and Duck Agriculture, with profit-share
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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 scale rice production and a stipend of $300 per month.
Additionally, contingent on successful completion of the season, a profit-share arrangement is available.  Upon gauging the harvest we will agree to pay a bonus of $1.00 per lb of clean paddy rice.  In 2012 we harvested 2200 lbs.  We aim for 5000-10000 lbs in 2013, so this a significant incentive.
Please forward resume with references.
Erik Andrus, Boundbrook Farm
[email protected]
276 Burroughs Farm Road
Vergennes, VT 05491
hudson, new york