Aspiring farmers wanted
Last Updated On: marzo 23rd, 2023 at 09:04AM MST
Contact informationFarm Address:
120 Sizer lane
Victor , Montana, 59875
Primary Contact: Steve Elliott, Luci Brieger
Secondary Contact: Mark Wykoff
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Lifeline Produce was established in 1978. We farm on 80 acres in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana. Located 40 miles south of Missoula. We have 15+ acres of Homegrown and USDA Certified Organic vegetables, herbs, a hoop-house, a greenhouse, a bedding plant operation, and maintain approximately 10 hens, 12 ewes and 30+ beef cattle. Our farm prioritizes soil health and has been recognized as leader in regenerative agriculture. We are a mid-scale production farm that serves wholesale accounts, two farmers markets, as well as retailers and restaurants across western Montana. We grow all of the livestock forage and grow no salad mix. We are members of the Montana Sustainable Growers Union and are Homegrown certified. We produce our own biodiesel on-site to power all of our tractors and farm delivery vehicles, and we maintain over 25 KW of solar panels to offset our power needs. We are two miles from the Bitterroot River for fishing and swimming, and we have a pond on the property for hot summer days, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is at our back door.
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April
Internship Ends: November
Number of Internship Available: 2
Application Deadline: Till filled
Minimum Length of Stay: Negotiable. Prefer full season
Educational Opportunities: We offer a well-rounded farming experience and are committed to helping the next generation of farmers. No experience is necessary but we're looking for serious applicants that are passionate about mid-scale production farming using regenerative agriculture practices. Come join the family of farmers that has hosted 20+ years of apprentices. We encourage applicants to speak with former apprentices, so please don’t hesitate to ask for our references too!
Skills Desired: Experience in farming would be great. Experience is not required though.
Meals: Many meals eaten with Steve and Luci. As many Vegetables from the farm as you’d like and a cooking space for other meals.
Stipend: Work is 5 days a week, 8 to 10 hours a day. Compensation is DOE, starting at $400 per 5- day week, includes separate apprentice shelters offering privacy during off hours, includes own kitchen, outdoor hot shower. We also have 2 positions open for hourly wages. $15-20 an hour depending on experience.
Preferred method of Contact: Phone or Email