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2014 Detasseling Season
UPDATED: July 29th 2:00 pm

IF YOU HAVE NOT WORKED AT LEAST ONE DAY YET: Thank you for signing up. But, we will not be starting anymore new workers.

ALWAYS check the website several times each day for the latest information on working days.

********* PLAINWELL / OTSEGO / ALLEGAN **********

Next Working Day:
Wednesday : clean-up crew that Lori asked to work Plainwell & Otsego Bus
Wednesday : Otsego & Allegan ALL WORKERS you have the day OFF.
no you may not drive and get on in Plainwell.

ALL WORKERS: We do not know the next working day for ALL WORKERS. Please check back it may be Wednesday/or/Thursday/or/Friday. We hope to have more information on Tuesday. Due to the cool weather - the corn does not grow.

Lori asked some clean-up crew & foreman to work on Tuesday and/or Wednesday. If not sure send Lori a message.

Check back daily for updates/changes.

*************PAW PAW / LAWTON / MARCELLUS ************

Cleanup crew is almost done for the day
Next Working day:
ALL WORKERS: Will be working on Wednesday, July 30th

Tracy's Clean-Up Crew will be working on Tuesday & Wednesday & Thursday

Check back daily for updates/changes.

REMINDER: If your worker is not feeling well, injured, not rested... They should NOT come to work. When they are better they may then return to work.

REMINDER: The workers should be bringing 2 snacks with them everyday. 1 snack should go in their camelbak for a mid-morning snack. The other snack can stay in their lunch box for at the end of the day on the bus ride home. Also, you will need to bring a lunch everyday.

REMINDER: We are not allowed to hand out any type of medication. Even an ibuprofen for headaches. The worker is allowed to carry that with them in their lunch or camelbak for their use ONLY.

It is important to be prepared for cool and hot weather. Continue to dress in layers. Light colored close works best. We still recommend a long sleeve shirt. A button down collared shirt or long sleeve wicking shirt works best. NO Flannel - NO Thermal - Sweatshirts and Rain Gear comes OFF mid-morning.


1. Drink plenty of water the day before you start.
2. Bring 10 dollars cash for a camelbak - highly recommended!!
3. Eat a good breakfast and get plenty of rest the night before you work.
4. Dress for the weather, wear light colored clothing that will cover your arms and legs. We highly encourage you to wear long sleeve cotton shirts and apply suntan lotion daily.
5. Let us know if you have any special medical conditions such as inhalers or epi-pens.
6. Always respect others.
7. Be prepared to work, we will make it enjoyable for you if you have the right attitude.
8. Try to use footwear that is comfortable and supportive of your ankles...we will do alot of walking.
9. If you see a deer in the field ...yell out deer to fellow workers. (This is new this year.)
10. Lastly, we are excited to start the season and look forward to working with a great group of kids.

Joe, Tim and Lori.

PAY INFORMATION is under the News/Calendar Tab.
ALL PAYROLL QUESTIONS go to Lori - please send her an email or call. Thanks

We are not responsible for electronics, i.e., cell phones, I-pods, etc.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
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Pickup Times
Plainwell High School
Pickup Time: 6:00 am

Otsego School -- Bus Circle
Pickup Time: 5:45 am

Allegan High School
Pickup Time: 5:30 am

Marcellus - High School
Pickup Time: 6:15 am

Lawton - Lawton Library
Pickup Time: 6:10 am

Paw Paw - Family Fare
Pickup Time: 6:00 am

Return Times
Plainwell High School
Return Time: 12:30 pm

Otsego School -- Bus Circle
Return Time: 12:40 pm

Allegan High School

Marcellus - High School

Lawton - Lawton Library

Paw Paw - Family Fare

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