Contact informationFarm Address:
153 Dutch Hill Rd
HAMILTON, Montana , 59840
Primary Contact: Randall Mark
Number: 707 223 1850
Internship informationGeneral Farm Description: Mill Crick Farm and Fourth Wave Farm are jointly managed by Lindsey Aull and Randall Mark in the Bitterroot Valley in Western Montana. We grow certified organic mixed vegetables and cut flowers on about 15 acres. Our markets are a mix of wholesale, farmers market, and a roadside farm stand. We have several high tunnels for season extension and a greenhouse for field starts and bedding plants. We also grow alfalfa hay on around 20 acres. We use tractors for bed prep and some cultivation and do most of our harvesting by hand. We also usually raise a few pigs. We are currently seeking three interns for the 2020 farming season
CRAFT Member Farm? No
Internship Starts: April 15th
Internship Ends: October 15th
Number of Internship Available: 3
Application Deadline: none
Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months
The internship is from mid April thru mid October but we will consider shorter stays. Work will include duties in the greenhouse and field, including seeding, transplanting, weeding, harvesting, and processing/washing produce for sale. We try to include interns in all aspects of our business and try to incorporate interns into aspects of the farm that compliment their strengths and interests. We will be working in all weather, which will vary greatly over the course of the season.
Educational Opportunities: What we hope to provide through this internship is training/experience in the skills and knowledge needed to work on/manage a farm including greenhouse management; field tillage and fertility management; equipment use and maintenance; plant production;wholistic farm planning and record-keeping. We have working relationships with several area farms and interns will have the opportunity to visit other area farms over the summer through a program run by the Community Food and Agriculture Coalition in Missoula.
Skills Desired: We are looking for individuals who enjoy have a good work ethic and attitude. Previous farm work is helpful but not required. Any experience with outdoor labor in varied weather is helpful as we hope that folks have some idea that rewarding but at times uncomfortable work is something that they enjoy.
Meals: Any produce grown on the farm is available as well as occasional pork
Stipend: We pay $250 to $400 a week as well as housing and any food grown on the farm. Pay Depends on experience and will likely start at $250-$300 a week and increase as employees skills progress. We pay above board and provide workers comp.
Housing: the internship includes housing which can be a number of options including a trailer, a one room cabin/shack, and a teepee. Interns share a covered kitchen area and a bath house.
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