FARM JOB: Cranbrook, BC – Silvertip Ranch, Farm Hand

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 29, 2021

Silvertip Ranch in Cranbrook, BC is seeking a Farm Hand for the 2021 season!

ABOUT Silvertip Ranch

SilverTip Ranch is a fourth generation family farm. We certified organic in 2010 and also became a Nature Trust Conservation Property that year. We raise Organic beef cattle which we sell mainly at the local Farmer’s market. We also produce all the organic hay crops for our cattle as well as a garlic crop. In the summer our cattle are out on the range except the ones being finished for local sales which are kept at home in the rotational grazing system. We have extensive irrigation systems which need to be moved every day. Some are hand moves and there are a couple of wheel moves. We use low stress handling techniques for our livestock. And also grow a vegetable garden for ourselves

We believe in looking after the pollinators and the soil as well as our livestock. We want to leave our corner of the earth better than we found it and this is why we are practicing restorative agriculture as well as trying to improve our grasslands by removing invasive species.

DESIRED QUALITIES

We would like someone who is interested in agriculture with an excellent work ethic.
It is essential to be punctual and physically fit, have the ability to work alone and be self motivated and willing to learn new concepts.

Priority will be given to students in the Columbia Basin region due to the fact that wages are partially funded by the Basin Food Producer program. If no local students apply we will hire a good candidate from further afar than the Columbia Basin

JOB TASKS

  • Set up and maintain irrigation systems for forage crops
  • Set up and move electric fence systems for regenerative grazing
  • Move livestock
  • Use of Farm equipment and small power tools and hand tools
  • Fix and maintain fences and corrals
  • Weeding, harvesting, and cleaning garlic. Vegetable gardening. Mowing
  • Haying , including tractor work and lifting bales (approx. 55lbs)
  • Dig irrigation ditches.

JOB DETAILS

Term: Start date is May 10, 2021 to August 27, 2021

Hours per week: 40 hours

Wage: $18.00/hour
Accommodation can also be made available.

TO APPLY

Please provide resume with references and cover letter to silvertipranch@xplornet.ca

Deadline to apply: April 15th 2021

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

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