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.
Erik Andrus, Boundbrook Farm