As of today it looks like detasseling could start shortly after the 4th of July. The corn is growing rapidly and the season is going to get started earlier than normal. Keep checking right here for the latest information. Now is a good time to get your water cooler and hat and shoes lined up and ready to go. Page down to the “Getting Ready” page for more details.
Hey South Sioux City your crew numbers are kinda low so let’s get a few friends to sign up for this neat summer job experience. Talk to people who have done it in the past and see what a good job this is!!!
THE FOLLOWING PEOPLE HAVE SENT IN AN APPLICATION TO SMAK AND ARE READY TO GO TO WORK WHEN THE CORN IS READY IN JULY. Get your application to us and get your name on the list too!!!!!
LEMARS,MERRILL,HINTON,SERGEANT BLUFF CREW
Xander T David L Kohner C Kade C Trinity G Jada T Cesar T Cale C Elias S Luke B Cheyenne B Alex VH Evan H Kaley H Addison M Isaac J Dakota O Gabriel T Scarlett T Morgan M Payton M Trent M
SIOUX CITY CREW
Reise D Ivan R Levi H Sharon R Tirzah R Nicholas W Nathan G Blake W Shalom R Anna U Joseph H Ellen H Kobi K Ashton K Alejandra U Elias D Helmer G Haleigh S Jada B Alecia B Rubon M Ivan R Kenidy H Pablo G Erin C Katelyn A Nick S Zace M Juan J Ivan N Zach S Lisa G Shyree G Marquis D Auston H Friedrich B Buddy L Vincent B Marney L Kayden S
SOUTH SIOUX CITY CREW
Sarahi L Juan G Rubon M Anthony R Jayden M Caleb S Armando C Jose G Maximiliano P Bryana C Alandra M Gage W Tabitha B Alana G Jasmine H Rogelio S Laurencio L Hope S Dillon F Jordan K Joel B Bryson M
Hey it’s time to get those applications to SMAK! We have received some already but as school winds down for the summer and you are thinking about a summer job make sure you do not get shut out by sending a late application. Our bus pick up stops this year have changed. We will stop for workers in the following towns for the summer of 2018. LeMars, Merrill, Hinton, Sioux City , South Sioux City, Sergeant Bluff and possibly Sloan. There will be multiple pick up spots in Sioux City. We will no longer go to the outlying areas of Woodbury county.
Also this year we are requiring that workers send in a complete new application with all the identifications and I-9 included. Requirements at the Company that we detassel for have changed and we are now required to do this.
In early JUNE we will be posting names of people who are ready to work for SMAK this summer. Keep checking right here for updated information.
SMAK HAS NEW AND HIGHER PAY RATES FOR 2018
GO TO THE PAY SCHEDULE PAGE AND CHECK THEM OUT. WOW!!!!!!!!
APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SUMMER OF 2018
All you need to do to have a fun and high paying job in July of this summer is send a completed application to SMAK Incorporated. Once you do that you can plan on working for us. Do you like working outside in the sunshine? Do you like meeting new friends? Do you like eating picnic lunches? Do you like an occasional walk in the rain? Do you like doing a fair days work for a fair days pay? If so you need to get an application filled out and sent to us. Then just keep checking this page in June and July for all the information that you will need to start working.
Now is the time to get that application to us.
There are a few supplies that you could round up that will assist you in having a safe and successful work experience in July with SMAK. The first is an old but reliable pair of great fitting tennis shoes. These have proven year after year to be the best kind of shoe that ties up and stays on your feet even in muddy conditions, They are lightweight and cause the least stress on your leg muscles too. Other shoes that tie on will work but used tennis shoes are the best. Flip flops and sandals absolutely will not work in a cornfield and you must have shoes on to step in a cornfield. Your old tennies will probably be shot at the end of the season but the good news is that you will have earned enough money to get a brand new pair!!!!!
The next supply would be some type of rain gear. Plastic garbage bags turned upside down with head and arm holes poked in them work great and many of our workers use them. You just have to have them with you in order to be able to use them. Rain coats and pants also work if the are thicker to resist tearing when rubbing against corn stalks.
A lightweight and light colored hooded sweatshirt will be used more than you think while detasseling. Black or another dark color will attract heat and cause your body to heat up faster so a light color is much better.Mornings at 6:30 can be cool some days and it is helpful to have that extra layer that can be taken off when it warms up.
A small personal food cooler will keep your lunch safe and ready to eat when we stop for a mid morning break. A water cooler will keep your water safe too.
Bring water for yourself. If you intend on carrying personal water in the field make sure that the container can be attached to you without having to carry it in your hands as you work. You must have two hands available to detassel properly. We do want you to have your water cooler in your row when you start so that it is right there when you finish your row.
Even though it looks hot it is best to keep the majority of your skin covered while detasseling. In reality it causes you to sweat and actually keeps you cooler.. Caps, pants and long sleeved shirts accomplish this. You will avoid sun burn and corn rash too!!!
We do have a few of these supplies on hand in the field for emergency use if something happens to yours but of course it is best to be prepared yourself.
It should only cost you one postage stamp to send a completed application to SMAK!
Here is how you do it:
- Send the application page
- Send the bottom half of the W-4 (1/2ONE PAGE ONLY)
- Send one page of the I-9 (Only the page you write on)
- Send the permission to treat page
- send a half page with two forms of ID photocopied on it.
- Place a stamp on the envelope. Do not buy special envelopes.
- Bravo!!!! You are done.