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At 10:55 AM 2/3/98 -0800, Beth von Gunten wrote:
>>> A student in Scotland e-mailed me asking about harvesting jobs for the
>>>is particularly interested in essential oil crops, such as peppermint. I
>>>a few leads in AZ, but other areas of the country may have more
>>>opportunities in the >>crops he is interested in...
>I'm sorry to have nothing but phone numbers to offer you, but perhaps it'll
>lead to contact with someone who can help you. These are from my own
>Trout Lake Farms, Tel. 509-395-2025
>This is one of the largest commercial producers of herbs in the country,
>and as luck would have it, located in the northweast state of Washington, a
>region with a climate somewhat similar to your own. I would try them
>Herb Growing And Marketing Network 717-393-3295
>American Herbal Products Association 301-951-3204
>International Herb Association 708-949-4372
>These are all business associations of one kind or another. The first is
>most likely to consist of growers themselves and so might be most useful.
>The others may include processors, distributors, practitioners, etc., but
>could perhaps be useful.
>Best of luck to you with this. Hope this helps.
>Beth von Gunten
>Ventura County, California
>>>Date: Fri, 30 Jan 1998 10:41:44
>>>Thanks for the reply, Carla.
>>> I'm 21 and currently studying at the Scottish Agricultural College,
>>>in a wee village called Auchincruive, near the town of Ayr in S.W.
>>> Hopefully in June I will have passed the 4th and final year of an
>>>Honours degree in Food Production and Land Use, (basically agriculture).
>>>As part of the degree, I am presently doing research into the commercial
>>>mechanised production of herb crops in Scotland for essential oil
>>>and have become quite interested in overseas operations. Last year I
>>>received an award for the best 3rd year student in our course.
>>> I'm from farming background and stay on our 180 acre livestock
>>>farm within a few miles of the college. Not content with just
>>>returning home to lamb sheep and milk cows for the rest of my life, I
>>>decided to get a job in Essex (south England) last summer, where I
>>>worked long hours during harvests of beans, wheat, oats and oilseed rape.
>>>machinery was large by our standards (270hp tractors), but small by
>>>yours no doubt ! I've also had experience in cultivation and other
>>>land preparations for cereals and oilseed rape, including the use of
>>>fast tractors (up to 50km/hr).
>>>Again, any info/contacts would be very much appreciated, but please
>>>out of your way too much as I'm sure your very busy.
>>>P.S. I'm having the occasional technical hitch with the old email,
>>>so if the address and subect details seem strange, don't worry !
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