Bickett Donner Helms Detasseling

Detasseling F A Q



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Pick up Points – Wyanet (Casey’s), Princeton (Fairgrounds and City Hall),  Manlius (Old Grade school), Walnut (In front of the school), and Tiskilwa (Feed Store on North east corner of the square) .

Starting Date – Most of the time between July 5th and July 10th

Salary – Starting pay this season is based on your year in school for the 2019-20 school year.
​7th &8th Grade - $9 / Hour
Freshman & Sophomore - $10 / Hour
​Junior & Senior- $11 / Hour
​Workers with experience have a possibility to make more.

Pay Checks - Your paychecks will come from BDH Detasseling at your pay rate.  

Missing work – We do understand that there are times when people will have to miss, just let us know ahead of time.

Age limit – Workers must be 13 or have finished 7th grade.

Daily Work – Work starts early, bus pick up times will be about 5:20-6:15 depending on where you get picked up. Finishing time depends on the individual day.

We provide – We provide gloves, safety glasses, Hats with netting, bathrooms, and extra water to drink.

You need to bring – Lunch, snack for break, water jug, hat, long sleeved shirt, long pants, old tennis shoes, sun block and most important Rain Gear (every day). Do not bring big heavy boots.

Eat a Good Breakfast in the morning!!  It is very important to eat before work, you will feel much better. 

WE WILL WORK IN THE RAIN.  We will work in the rain, but of course we will take shelter is conditions worsen (lightning and / or Thunder). 
    If you wake up and it is raining (even lightning and thundering), you still need to come to the bus.  We will drive to the fields and either work in the rain, or wait out the severe weather before we take the field. While we sit on the bus waiting out a storm, workers will be getting paid.

Kids can plan on working at least 70 hours if they work every day.