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 or the packing facility for packing operations.
Vegetables & Fruits: Workers will harvest various vegetable crops. Workers will perform post-harvest field cleanup. Workers will assist in preparing the fields for next seasons planting season. This may include applying liquid fertilizers. Workers will maintain fields during the growing season as shown; do planting, irrigation, and staking and stringing of plants. Worker will use string to provide support for current vegetable plants and will be shown how to do this as well as pruning the plant appropriately. Sticks may be used instead of string at the growers direction. Workers will remove weeds from plants either by hand or with hoe according to their supervisors directions. Worker will proceed down field row in an orderly manner picking all ripe vegetables of correct size, shape, color and maturity. Worker will place, not drop, product into harvest container and when full carry container to the designated area and either exchange for empty container or empty container then return to row and repeat process. Workers will not break skin of vegetables. Worker will not drop vegetables or damage plant. Worker will not leave on the vine or plant any appropriate product.
Corn Detasselling: DURING DETASSELLING NO WORKER WILL BE ALLOWED TO BEGIN WORK WITHOUT THEIR ASSIGNED SAFETY GEAR: Workers will walk along assigned row of seed corn and removes remaining tassels from stalks on both sides of row. Care must be taken to remove tassel completely without damaging stalks. Perform any other duties involved in detasselling and rogueing of seed corn and maintenance of fields and production areas.
Bean & Corn Rogueing & Weeding: Workers will walk seed fields to identify and remove rogue plants and discarding them as directed.
Seed Corn Harvest & Sort: Workers will perform general duties associated with harvesting seed corn. Workers will help unload seed corn from trucks and trailers by hand and using a rake, watch the dryers, and may be requested to take corn samples and record weights. Workers will be sorting rouge ears of corn from transfer belt.
Rhizome, & Hops: Workers will perform various duties associated with hops. Workers may plant, weed, stake, string, train, prune and harvest hops. Workers may also load in shed, and clean fields, Workers may operate tractors and/or other farm equipment while working with hops.
Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies. Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals. Examine animals to detect illness, injury, or disease, and to check physical characteristics, such as rate of weight gain. Mix feed, additives, and medicines in prescribed portions. Inspect, maintain, and repair equipment, machinery, buildings, pens, yards, and fences. Move equipment, or livestock from one location to another, manually or using trucks or carts. Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps. Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures. May be required to separate/sort livestock according to size and weight. Workers may be required to apply ID tags
Field Fertilizer Application: Workers will perform various duties associated with applying fertilizers to the fields used in the production of agriculture crops.