How old do you have to be?
Must be 13 years or older. Our
crews are made of junior high and high school workers, we only hire adults for supervisory positions.
When do we start work?
Rouging usually starts around the last week of June and a detasseling
season can start anywhere from July 6 through July 10.
How long does the season last?
Detasseling season usually last around three weeks, but can go into a fourth
How much do you pay for
is paid by the hour. Detasseling is paid by the row. The system is still designed to reward teamwork
and employees who pay attention to detail. Exceptional performance and quality work is expected.
What time do we start?
The workday starts in the field at 5:45 or 6:00 a.m. Different
crews will have different pick-up locations and different times.
Where do you pickup and drop-off?
Schuyler, Elkhorn and North Bend. Pick up time is prompt
and we expect everyone to be in place ready to load the bus at least 10 minutes in advance. Drop-off is at the same
place as pick up. The length of the days do vary, but we usually have a good idea of how long our work day will be by
the end of the previous day, so we can inform employees as to when we will be returning to the bus site.
Where are the fields located?
Beebe Seed Farms fields are located approximately five miles East of North
Bend right off of Hwy 30 and all of our fields are within five miles of each other. We are approximately 10-15
minutes from Fremont.
Who do we work
You are hired by
and work for NBS Detasseling a company out of Seward that has been in the detasseling business for over 30 years.
Lunch, Snacks and Water?
Each employee is responsible for their own lunches, snacks and water.
We recommend packing a large lunch with lots of snacks, something that will not spoil on the bus, and at least a gallon jug
of water. Beebe Seed Farms also provides water.
Some of the fields are located on the homestead, employees
can use facilities located in the shop at the farm, otherwise there are portables located in the fields.
What type of Clothing/Shoes do we need?
We recommend dressing in layers. An old t-shirt
under something long-sleeved and long pants with shorts underneath. The mornings can be wet with dew, this can cause
you to get cold before the sun gets higher in the sky, but by afternoon long sleeves and pants can be too hot. Hats
and bandannas can be worn to help protect the head and face. An old pair of tennis shoes works the best since you
will be doing a lot of walking. We do not recommend work boots because they will get too heavy and sandals/flip flops
are not allowed due to the feet being exposed to the elements of the fields.