FARM JOB: Minto, Manitoba – Rourke Farm, Cover Crop Research Assistant

Posted by Michalina Hunter on March 21, 2022

 

 

Rourke Farm in Minto, Manitoba is seeking a Research Assistant- Cover crop research for Net Positive Farming!

ABOUT Rourke Farm

6000 acre grain farm some organic but moving to Zero Till Plus and Net Positive Carbon Grain Farming

Family is first priority. I zero tilled for 35 years, then organic for 5. I am moving to Zero Till plus using regenerative principles, except livestock. Plus agroecological practises, sustainable intensification, Green N, Green fuel and a Green attitude. Continuous learning. I started a PhD last September on how to move Western Canadian ag from being part of the global warming problem to a solution.

See rourkefarms.com and fossilfuelfreefarming.com for more information

DESIRED QUALITIES

Honest, hard working, punctual, inquisitive, drivers license, self starter

JOB TASKS

Helping with on farm research plots– about 3000. When time– help on grain farm, garden, yard and equipment maintenance and building up keep.

JOB DETAILS

Term: end of April until end of August or October. We have had summer help turn into full time research people

Hours per week: usually 40, maybe more in busy season

Wage: Manitoba minimum wage or negotiable if needing a house.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume with a cover letter to drsrourke@gmail.com

Deadline to apply: April 15th , however if I find a good person it will close sooner

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

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