Thinking you might want to be a farmer?
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General Description: Mill Crick Farm is in its fifth year of cultivating assorted produce and cut flowers. We are located in the Bitterroot Valley just north of Hamilton, Montana. There are 4 hoop houses which provide space to start bedding plants and grow produce in the early and late season as well as about two acres of row crops. We are in the process of expanding to cultivate 4 or 5 more acres but have not yet secured a lease for more land. We do direct sales through a CSA at the Hamilton Farmers market and an on site farm stand. Some crops are also wholesaled in the valley and Missoula. We have used organic practices since the beginning and this year we will be certifying organic for the first time. We are also part of the Montana Sustainable growers union which is a peer certified group of farmers in western Montana. There are many opportunities for outdoor recreation very near by. We are looking for one intern is looking to gain experience in the day to day management of a small diversified farm. A potential intern should be considering a future as a farmer.
Internship Starts: mid April
Internship Ends: mid October
Number of Interns: 1
App Deadline: ASAP
Minimum Length of Stay: looking for full season applicants
Meals: Interns have a small outdoor kitchen. Anything produced on the farm is available for meals. Some bulk foods are also provided.
Skills Desired: You will be involved in the everyday operation of the farm. This will include bed prep, planting, weeding, harvest, and preparation of produce for sale. One of your main responsibility's will be the operation of the on site farm stand. This will include caring for bedding plants in the early season and then keeping produce stocked during the rest of the season. This position will include some responsibilities and will hopefully provide the opportunity to get a good idea of what is involved in the management of a small diversified farm. Interns will work 5 days a week. Hours will vary but the longest weeks can be 50-60 hours. Early and late in the season it may be as little as 30-40.
Educational Opportunities: This internship is for an assistant farm manager. Potential interns will be responsible for some irrigation, controlling the temperature in the high tunnels, and operating the on site farm stand. Some experience farming will be helpful. Most of the experience gained will be hands on labor but there is potential for some involvement in the management side of things. (books, organic certification, crop planning, marketing etc. A strong work ethic, and an interest in a future in farming, good communication, and most important a good attitude are qualities which we are looking in an intern.
Stipend: There is a stipend which starts at $800 a month as well as a place to stay and anything produced on the farm. Once you show that you are able to take some responsibility and gain some experience pay goes up to as much as $1000 a month plus the possibility of a share of the farm stand which you will be running. (this could be an extra $50+ dollars a week in August and September)
Housing: Housing is a 13 ft trailer remodeled into a bedroom with a small outdoor kitchen. The trailer has a small wood stove a dresser a desk and a queen sized bed
Preferred method Of Contact: email or phone
Internship Details: Interns will be involved in the everyday operation of the farm. This will include bed prep, planting, weeding, harvest, and preparation of produce for sale. One of the main responsibility's will be the operation of the on site farm stand. This will include caring for bedding plants in the early season and then keeping produce stocked during the rest of the season. Interns will work on the farm 4 days a week and help with farmers market on every other saturday which is usually done by one pm. We also have some pigs.
please contact Randi at 406-961-8861 or email firstname.lastname@example.org