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2 positions: Organic Farm Apprentices
Farm: Sand Springs Ranch
Location: Lac La Biche, Alberta

Dates: May - October (2019 Season) 
Salary: $1500/month with available accommodations possible (pending applicant)
Mandatory: Criminal Records Check

Through direct mentorship and immersion on Sand Springs Ranch, the Apprentice will benefit through Principle-based and Hands-on learning within a safe and supportive farm family/team environment with direct contact with the families/consumers we grow food for, basically "Farm to Fork" concept.

The apprentice will have multiple resources to support their learning and the knowledge of the people working on the operational farm committed to responsible stewardship/enhancing ecosystem services.

The various components and skills the apprentice will learn and/or be involved in are:

  • Vegetable Seed Production
  • Certified Organic Vegetable Crop Selection / Growing / Harvesting / Marketing /and Sales both wholesale and consumer direct
  • Soil and Plant Health for the above (nutrient dense food production from the soil up)
  • Certified Organic Beef Cow/Calf and Pork management/marketing/sales
  • Feed production for the above (hay and pasture management including cover crops and multi-species cropping for nutrition)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Machinery to do the above
  • Various Volunteer Programs in our Community sharing the knowledge learned in all of the above

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Mar 23 2019    ID: 52395