Sanitation Requirements: For food and general personal safety purposes, all workers will be required and expected to follow common sanitary practices at all times. This is particularly critical when hand harvesting crops for human consumption. Employees are required to cleanse their hands by washing them thoroughly with soap and water after using the bathroom and before entering the fields for harvest activities. All workers must report all injuries and illnesses to their employer. As well any communicable disease such as but not limited to diarrhea, or any other infectious disease or illness. Workers shall report immediately any cuts or abrasions that cause open bleeding
Crops: Perennials & Annual Plants, Cabbage, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Peas, Onions, Herbs, Corn, Sweet Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Hay, Straw, Okra, Tomatoes, Squash (summer & winter), Melons, Peppers, Editable Beans, Eggplant, Garlic, Flowers, Cucumbers, Strawberries, Watermelons, Gourds, and Pumpkins.
Assisting in irrigation and spraying duties in fields and greenhouses. Operating a forklift to load trucks, move vegetables and other materials. Assisting in harvesting, staking, weeding, grading, washing, sorting, packing of all crops grown in fields and in greenhouses.
Assisting in all equipment operation for crops, such as but not limited to hooking up and using tillage equipment, driving tractors, laying plastic and removing plastic, transplanting plants, planting seed, picking up straw and hay, transporting hay and straw to barns. Pulling wagons and trailers, performing general maintenance on equipment such as changing oil greasing, and changing parts and other service duties.
Workers will assist with harvesting grain and moving grain. Assisting in grain storage facilities management such as but no limited to: filling grain bines, cleaning out grain bins, setting up or removing augers.
Assist in grounds maintenance such as but not limited to painting, fixing buildings, roofing, mowing, weed eating, trimming shrubs, spraying, cleaning up fence rows, spreading mulch, planting annual and perennial grasses, shrubs and fruit trees and vines. Assisting in erosion control solutions, installing pipe for retaining ponds and other drainage solutions and checking grade for operators.
Workers will plant, cultivate and harvest crops. Workers will be required to remove weeds by hand or with a hoe. Workers will bend and stoop to pick vegetables according to size, color, shape and degree of maturity and place into field containers. Workers may carry full container weighing approximately fifty (50) lbs. and empty into field bin or load onto trailer. May be required to pull and discard culls as directed by supervisor. Pickers will take care not to bruise or scar produce. Pre-harvest activities for tomatoes and some crops may include staking, tying, transplanting and pruning. Workers will stand on feet for long periods of time. Workers are required to work in fields when plants are wet with dew or rain. Temperatures in fields during working hours can range from forty (40) to over one hundred (100) degrees.
Greenhouse: Workers be required to work in the greenhouses. This will include removing and installing covers, assembling and dismantling houses. Workers will assist in irrigation and spraying duties in greenhouses.