FARM JOB: Abbotsford, BC- ASM RICE FARM, RICE FARM HAND

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 14, 2021

ASM Rice Farm in Abbotsford, British Columbia is seeking a Rice Farm Hand for the 2021 season!

ABOUT ASM RICE FARM

ASM Farm is Canada’s only commercial rice farm located in the Fraser Valley and uses the Japanese short grain rice production method. The BC rice is a 5-months crop with trans-planting in mid May and harvesting in late September or early October.

In 2021, we are organically farming 4 acres of land located in Abbotsford one minute from Exit 92 Mission and US boarder and produce two types of rice. One is sake rice for our sake production (rice wine) at Artisan SakeMaker at Granville Island and the other is table rice. Our short grain table rice both in brown and white has been so popular and our supply has never satisfied the demand so far.

The rice paddy farming is done mostly by machine in the wet field. The list of machine includes land tiller, rice planter, weeder, harvester, drier, grain cleaner. However, hand weeding is required in the summer months after the plants are taller than 10 to 15 cm.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT:
To create and spread a uniquely Canadian rice culture.
To practice and promote the concept of sustainability with no waste and environmentally sound operation .
To value “local, sustainable and natural.”

DESIRED QUALITIES

If you are well-organized, self-motivated and observant of details, you are the candidate we are happy to work with and depend on. An extensive knowledge of plants in general, mechanically-inclined traits and science background are also very desirable.

The ability to come to the field on time and a driver’s license are required.

JOB TASKS

Under the supervision of a manager, perform checking and recording tasks which include the rice paddy water temperature as well as water levels, how crop is establishing, crop health conditions. Most important task is monitoring sprouting weeds and removing them since weeds undermine healthy growth of rice plants.

Based on the daily observation, plan daily work in consultation with the manager. Daily work includes adjusting the water level, fertilizing, running a weeding machine, keeping the berm tidy and clean by cutting the grass, ensuring no damage by birds.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Immediate start until harvesting in the fall and completing post-harvesting tasks

Hours per week: 25 hours per week (7am to noon)

Hourly rate: $17-$20 depending on qualifications.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume and two reference contacts to yshiroki@shaw.ca

When applying, please mention you saw this posting at youngagrarians.org

LEARN MORE ABOUT ASM RICE FARM

Website: artisansakemaker.com
Facebook: facebook.com/ArtisanSakeMaker
Instagram: instagram.com/artisansake

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