8-2-17

PAY DAY SCHEDULE - MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH

LINCOLN - 10:00 - LATHAM PARK, ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE LINCOLN LIBRARY

GREENVIEW - 1:00 - AT VETERANS PARK, UNDER THE WATER TOWER

PEKIN - 2:30 - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK, UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER

MACKINAW - 4:00 - AT THE PARK ACROSS FROM IGA

if you can not pick up your check on monday, august 7th we will put your check in the mail.

if you have any questions about your check please contact us.


8-2-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 3RD

LINCOLN AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON - thank you all very much

PEKIN AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

MASON CITY AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON




8-1-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2ND

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - may be the last day but we will not know until after we get through the fields tomorrow. if august 2nd is not our last day then august 3rd will be the last day.

PEKIN AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

MASON CITY AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON



7-31-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 1ST

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - ruth , larry and amy's buses are working

PEKIN AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

MASON CITY AREA - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON - THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH



7-30-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 31ST

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - NOT WORKING - finished for the season

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - last day



7-29-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 30TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - NOT WORKING - finished for the season, thank you all so much

MASON CITY AREA - NOT WORKING - sunday off for the mason city area and back to work on monday. please spread the word


7-28-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 29TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING   pekin area - last day

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING



7-27-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 28TH

ALL AREAS - WORKING

paychecks for the first pay period (july 5th to july 18th) will be mailed tomorrow, friday, july 28th


7-26-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 27TH

ALL AREAS - WORKING


7-25-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 26TH

ALL AREAS - WORKING

paychecks for the first pay period, july 5th through the 18th, will be mailed on friday, july 28th. if your address has changed since your sign up meeting, please let us know your new address.



7-24-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 25TH

ALL AREAS - WORKING

The 1st pay period is from July 5-18. We will process the checks over the following week. We will mail them July 28th. You should receive your check by mail shortly after that.
The second pay period is July 19th till the finish of the season. We will pass those checks out approx 3 days after the season ends at specified locations. That date will depend on how the season goes. bonuses will be paid on the final check.


7-23-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 24TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - NOT WORKING - day off - back to work tuesday

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING




7-22-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 23RD

ALL AREAS WORKING



7-21-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 22ND

ALL AREAS WORKING


7-20-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 21ST

ALL AREAS WORKING



7-19-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 20TH

ALL AREAS WORKING

we had an early day today because of the high heat index. the temperatures are going to be high again tomorrow. we will set our work schedule accordingly. make sure you are all drinking plenty of water through the rest of today and before you go to bed. see you all tomorrow


7-18-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 19TH

ALL AREAS WORKING

TODAY WAS THE END OF THE FIRST PAY PERIOD, WE WILL POST HOUR SHEETS ON THE BUSES FOR THE FIRST PAY PERIOD SOON.

Everyone is asking about the pay schedule so here you go:
The 1st pay period is from July 5-18. We will process the checks over the following week. We will mail them July 28th. You should receive your check by mail shortly after that.
The second pay period is July 19th till the finish of the season. We will pass those checks out approx 3 days after the season ends at specified locations. That date will depend on how the season goes. bonuses will be paid on the final check.


7-17-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 18TH

ALL AREAS WORKING

it is going to get hot towards the end of the week. you must remember to stay hydrated, you should make sure you drink water in the evening, and in the morning before you leave to get on the bus.


7-16-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 17TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING



7-15-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 16TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING


7-14-17

Everyone is asking about the pay schedule so here you go:
The 1st pay period is from July 5-18. We will process the checks over the following week. We will mail them July 28th. You should receive your check by mail shortly after that.
The second pay period is July 19- we finish for the season. We will pass those checks out approx 3 days after the season ends at specified locations. That date will depend on how the season goes. bonuses will be paid on the final check.


7-14-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 15TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING



7-13-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 14TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING


7-12-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 13TH

LINCOLN AREA - NOT WORKING
PEKIN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work
MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work






7-11-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 12TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work
PEKIN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work
MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work



7-10-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 11TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING employees that have been contacted to work

PEKIN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work


we will be contacting more employees with their start date very soon.


7-9-17

there is a chance for thunderstorms tomorrow. just a reminder, we do work in the rain. if it is raining in the morning, yes, you still come to work. we have specific procedures in place if we are working in the field and a thunderstorm with lightning comes our way. we have everyone walk to the bus, take head counts and wait out the storm on the bus. everyone is being paid for all time waiting on the bus for the storm to pass. thank you


7-8-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 10

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work

PEKIN AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - employees that have been contacted to work

an explanation of contacted = once we have been called and given you a start date, that means you have been contacted, and are scheduled to work on everyday your area is working

we are having a slow start to the season due to the lack of rain in our area. we have lots of corn to detassel this season but the corn has to reach a certain maturity before we can detassel it. the lack of rain has prevented the corn from maturing as expected. we will be contacting more employees as the corn matures. we have contacted everyone on our list the past two seasons and hope to contact everyone this season, but it is going to take some time, it really depends on mother nature.


7-8-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 9TH

ALL AREAS - NOT WORKING


7-7-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 8TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - returning employees that have been contacted to work
PEKIN AREA - NOT WORKING- weekend off, work again on monday, july 10th
MASON CITY AREA - NOT WORKING
- weekend off, work again on monday july 10th


7-6-17

we detasseled our first field on wednesday july 5th. it was a very good day. we brought out our returning employees that had completed applications and a small group of new employees. it looks like we will begin to get busy around mid next week, we will be contacting more employees that have not been contacted once we have enough corn fields assigned to us. the season is starting slow and sporadic as far as our work schedule, because of the lack of rain. we have lots and lots of acres to detassel this season and are excited about contacting more employees soon.



7-5-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 8TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING - returning employees that have been contacted to work

PEKIN AREA - NOT WORKING

MASON CITY AREA - NOT WORKING


7-5-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 7TH

LINCOLN AREA - NOT WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING- returning employees and employees that had completed applications at the first sign up meeting AND have been contacted to work

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING- returning employees and employees that had completed applications at the first sign up meeting AND have been contacted to work


7-5-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 6TH

ALL AREAS - NOT WORKING - we do not have any corn fields scheduled to detassel thursday.



7-4-17

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING- returning employees that have been contacted to work

PEKIN AREA - WORKING- returning employees and employees that had completed applications at the first sign up meeting AND have been contacted to work

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING - returning employees and employees that had completed applications at the first sign up meeting AND have been contacted to work


we are ready for our first day out in the corn fields. because of the lack of rain the corn is not growing very quickly. we will not be working everyday at the beginning of the season. i will be contacting more employees to work soon. if you havent been contacted, please sit tight, do not just show up to the bus pick up location if you have not been contacted. we are ready to have a super great season. thank you all and happy 4th of july



7-3-17

we have contacted all RETURNING employees from the LINCOLN, PEKIN AND MASON CITY AREAS for work on WEDNESDAY, JULY 5TH. once you have been contacted remember to check this page each evening after 6:00pm for our work schedule the next day. the beginning of our season is not going to be very consistent, we have two fields scheduled, the other fields are not going to be ready till the beginning of next week. if you have not been contacted yet please sit tight and we will be contacting more employees soon. as always please let me know if you have any questions.




7-2-17

It is almost time! We have started contacting RETURNING employees to start detasseling on July 5th! We will contact each of you individually with your start date. If it is your first year, sit tight and we will contact you as soon as we have a start date for you! Don"t forget to add our phone number in your phone. 217-376-3230, so that when you are called you will know it is us calling. Please contact us with any questions. thanks and we will see you all asap.



6-30-17

hello everyone, we will not be detasseling on or before the 4th of july. we will be starting up very soon. have a fun and safe holiday, i will be contacting y'all very soon with your start date. thanks, cale



we are getting close to starting our detasseling season. i dont have an exact start date yet, but i should have a start day within the next day or two. if you are signed up remember to put our phone number in your contact phone so you will know it is me calling. 217-376-3230. thank you to everyone that has signed up with us and ill be in touch soon. cale

REMEMBER TO CHECK THE DAILY NEWS PAGE EACH EVENING AFTER 6:00PM ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN CONTACTED WITH YOUR START DATE


schedule of our sign up / safety meetings for the 2017 season


GREENVIEW - MAY 30TH - 2:00
                         JUNE 6TH - 2:00

                         JUNE 13TH - 2:00

                          JUNE 20TH - 2:00

                          JUNE 27TH - 2:00 - - GREENVIEW COMMUNITY CENTER - ACROSS FROM THE PARK (CORNER OF N. ENGLE ST AND E ADAMS ST)

ATHENS - JUNE 6TH - 4:30 - - ATHENS COMMUNITY PARK  

MASON CITY - JUNE 13TH

                           JUNE 20TH- 12:00 - - TOURIST PARK (DIAGONAL FROM THE SWIMMING POOL)    

PEKIN - May 31ST - 12:00
               JUNE 7TH - 12:00

               JUNE 14TH - 12:00

              JUNE 21ST - 12:00 - - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK   (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)

MACKINAW - MAY 31ST

                        JUNE 14TH - 3:00 - - VETERANS PARK (ACROSS FROM THE IGA)

TREMONT - JUNE 7TH - 3:00

                     JUNE 28TH - 12:00 - - CITY PARK (SAMPSON ST) ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SWIMMING POOL

LINCOLN - JUNE 1st
                    JUNE 8TH

                    JUNE 15TH

                    JUNE 22ND

                    JUNE 29TH - 10:00 - - LINCOLN PUBLIC LIBRARY (IN THE MEETING ROOM IN THE BASEMENT





It was nice to see a lot of you one last time today picking up your checks! Hope everyone enjoys the reward of all their hard work!
Everyone's check should have a timesheet print out with it. That is just for you own information, showing how many hours you worked on a given day. If there is anything that you don't understand about your checks or your payrate, feel free to personal message us and we will help figure it out! I know a few people are still waiting on their first check to come in the mail. If you haven't received yours yet I am sorry and we will try to find out what the problem is and fix it soon!
Its been a real pleasure working with you all and we are looking forward to seeing you all in June of 2017 for signups!!



PAYDAY SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD


LINCON  --  9:30 - LATHAM PARK, across from the lincoln library

GREENVIEW  --  12:30 - THE PARK WITH THE WATER TOWER

PEKIN  --  2:30 - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK - royal ave. shelter


MACKINAW  --  4:00 - VETERANS PARK - across from IGA
we will be handing out paychecks on wednesday, august 3rd at the above locations. if you cannot pick up your check at a payday location it will be mailed to you. thank you for a terrific season and we hope to work with all of you next season.



7-31-16

WORK SCHEDULE FORM MONDAY, AUGUST 1ST

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING - ALL FINISHED

OUR 2016 SEASON IS OFFICIALLY OVER, THANK YOU FOR WORKING WITH US  



7-30-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 31ST

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

7-29-16

PAYDAY SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3RD

LINCON  --  9:30 - LATHAM PARK, across from the lincoln library

GREENVIEW  --  12:30 - THE PARK WITH THE WATER TOWER

PEKIN  --  2:30 - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK - royal ave. shelter

MACKINAW  --  4:00 - VETERANS PARK - across from IGA

we will be handing out paychecks on wednesday, august 3rd at the above locations. if you cannot pick up your check at a payday location it will be mailed to you. thank you for a terrific season and we hope to work with all of you next season.


7-29-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 30TH

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE SEASON



7-28-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 29TH

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING - lincoln area will be finishing up our last clean up fields and will be working through the weekend

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE 2016 SEASON - THANK YOU

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - FINISHED FOR THE 2016 SEASON - THANK YOU TOO



7-27-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 28TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

our season is getting near the end. i do not know the exact end day for each group yet but we hope to have everything finished by the end of the weekend. thank you all for sticking with the job this season, we are so lucky to have such a hard working, enjoyable group of workers this season. the first paychecks will be mailed tomorrow, july 28th. the first check is paid at the base pay rate which is $7.75. ($8.25 over 18). the final check will have all bonus and creew boss bonus hours on it. the times and dates for the final payday will be posted soon. thank you and lets have a very strong finish to our season. cale


7-26-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING



7-25-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 26TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



7-24-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 25TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - back to work on tuesday, july 26th

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - back to work on tuesday, july 26th



7-23-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 24TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



7-22-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 23RD

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



7-21-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 22ND

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

Wow, is this ever a tough, hard working bunch of people! Every one of these kids and young adults should be proud of themselves, and all the parents should be incredibly proud of their detasselers! Everyone did such a great job today despite the heat. 6 buses were out of the field between 12:00 and 1:00. The 7th bus had a few crews of volunteers do another round, and they were out at 1:30.We plan to finish even earlier tomorrow!! People who were getting too hot were allowed to clock out and sit on the bus. We went thru about 20 gallons of Gatorade today! Everybody keep drinking plenty of water and Gatorade this after noon. You guys all did amazing and we are proud to have you be part of Wibben Detasseling!

if you have gotten an orange water bottle strap please bring it tomorrow, we will have water bottles for you to carry



7-20-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 21ST

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

Thanks again for all the hard work today! As you know, there is a heat advisory for tomorrow. We will be monitoring the weather situation and the temperature. We will adjust our schedule as needed.  Tonight, like every night, make sure you drink a lot of water. Dehydration can accumulate over a period of days, so make sure you are fully hydrated each night! Use baby powder to relieve chaffing. Wear compression shorts or leggings under your pants to help prevent it.  If you feel like you might be getting a blister, get an actual blister bandaid on it in the morning  before your socks and shoes get wet. Bring some extra socks to change into part way through the day.

Checks for the first pay period, July 3rd- July 16th, are being processed. They will be mailed July 28th. All hours will be paid base pay. Attendance bonuses and crew boss bonuses will be paid on final check.

today it was impossible to tell the difference between 1st season and 2nd season detasselers, most everyone is pulling like seasoned detasselers, everyone has blended together, working hard, and doing a super job




7-19-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 20TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



1-18-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 19TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

thank you all for working with us today. there is no rain scheduled for tomorrow.

just a reminder : it is a very good idea to bring extra socks to change into during lunch.



7-17-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 18TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



7-16-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 17TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING




WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 16TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING



7-14-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 15TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

thank you to everyone for all the hard work today. 



7-13-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 14TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING BUS PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATIONS THE SAME

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING BUS PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATIONS THE SAME

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

BUS TIMES AND LOCATIONS FOR THE LINCOLN AREA

MT PULASKI - 5:35 - ON THE SQUARE , BY THE WHITE PAVILION-  park your car close to the water tower on the courthouse side of the road

LINCOLN - 5:55 - OLD COMCAST / WATERWORKS DEPT PARKING LOT(CORNER OF SHERMAN AND KEOKUK), do not park car at this location
LINCOLN - 5:55 - POSTVILLE COURTHOUSE (WEST SIDE, ACROSS FROM CASEYS), do not park car at this location

LINCOLN - 6:05 - OLD BIG R PARKING LOT, behind bonanza, if you are driving to work we ask that you park your car at this pick up location.

HARTSBURG - 6:15 - OLD GAS STATION


7-12-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 13TH

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - returning to work on thursday, july 14th

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - returning to work on thursday, july 14th

little lincoln  --  working - this group consists of around 30 returning Lincoln employees that have been told they are part of the little lincoln group. please call if you have questions.

   bus pick ups for the little lincoln group - mt. pulaski - on the square - 5:35

                                                                         - lincoln - old big R parking lot behind bonanza - 6:05

                                                                         -hartsburg - 6:15


7-11-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 12TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - i have called out some more lincoln area employees for their first day on tuesday, july 12. since the lincoln area is not working on tuesday, the employees contacted should report to work on the next day the lincoln area is working. please keep checking the daily news page of the website each evening after 6:00pm

little lincoln  --  not working




7-10-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 11TH


PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING


MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING


LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING - i contacted some of our lincoln employees. i am not able to contact all lincoln employees yet, but will be contacting more as we get more corn fields assigned to us. if i did not contact you on thursday, please be patient, i will be contacting you soon, do not just show up to the bus if you have not been contacted, we will not be able to allow you on the bus if you havent been contacted.

MT PULASKI - 5:35 - ON THE SQUARE , BY THE WHITE PAVILION-  park your car close to the water tower on the courthouse side of the road

LINCOLN - 5:55 - OLD COMCAST / WATERWORKS DEPT PARKING LOT(CORNER OF SHERMAN AND KEOKUK), do not park car at this location

LINCOLN - 5:55 - POSTVILLE COURTHOUSE (WEST SIDE, ACROSS FROM CASEYS), do not park car at this location

LINCOLN - 6:05 - OLD BIG R PARKING LOT, behind bonanza, if you are driving to work we ask that you park your car at this pick up location.

HARTSBURG - 6:15 - OLD GAS STATION



7-09-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 10TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING - i contacted some of our lincoln employees. i am not able to contact all lincoln employees yet, but will be contacting more as we get more corn fields assigned to us. if i did not contact you on thursday, please be patient, i will be contacting you soon, do not just show up to the bus if you have not been contacted, we will not be able to allow you on the bus if you havent been contacted.

little lincoln  --  little lincoln is now part of the great group of lincoln - please start going to whichever pick up location is most convenient.

MT PULASKI - 5:35 - ON THE SQUARE , BY THE WHITE PAVILION-  park your car close to the water tower on the courthouse side of the road

LINCOLN - 5:55 - OLD COMCAST / WATERWORKS DEPT PARKING LOT(CORNER OF SHERMAN AND KEOKUK), do not park car at this location

LINCOLN - 5:55 - POSTVILLE COURTHOUSE (WEST SIDE, ACROSS FROM CASEYS), do not park car at this location

LINCOLN - 6:05 - OLD BIG R PARKING LOT, behind bonanza, if you are driving to work we ask that you park your car at this pick up location.

HARTSBURG - 6:15 - OLD GAS STATION






7-08-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 9TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING - bus pick up times and locations are the same

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING -

NEW HOLLAND - 5:45 - BANK
MIDDLETOWN - 5:55 - PARK ACROSS FROM POST OFFICE
ATHENS - 6:00 - HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT (south east of the green house)
GREENVIEW - 6:10 - AT THE PARK
MASON CITY - 6:30 - CORNER OF ELM AND MAIN ST. (BY THE THEATER)


LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING - i contacted some of our lincoln employees on july 7th to start work on saturday, july 9th. i am not able to contact all lincoln employees yet, but will be contacting more as we get more corn fields assigned to us. if i did not contact you on thursday, please be patient, i will be contacting you soon, do not just show up to the bus if you have not been contacted, we will not be able to allow you on the bus if you havent been contacted.

little lincoln  --  little lincoln is now part of the great group of lincoln - please start going to whichever pick up location is most convenient.

MT PULASKI - 5:35 - ON THE SQUARE , BY THE WHITE PAVILION-  park your car close to the water tower on the courthouse side of the road


LINCOLN - 5:55 - OLD COMCAST / WATERWORKS DEPT PARKING LOT(CORNER OF SHERMAN AND KEOKUK), do not park car at this location


LINCOLN - 5:55 - POSTVILLE COURTHOUSE (WEST SIDE, ACROSS FROM CASEYS), do not park car at this location


LINCOLN - 6:05 - OLD BIG R PARKING LOT, behind bonanza, if you are driving to work we ask that you park your car at this pick up location.


HARTSBURG - 6:15 - OLD GAS STATION


7-07-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 8th

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

we have bus pick up time changes for the middletown and new holland pick up locations starting friday, july 8th
NEW HOLLAND - 5:45 - BANK
MIDDLETOWN - 5:55 - PARK ACROSS FROM POST OFFICE

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - i will be contacting some of our lincoln employees today, july 7th for work on saturday, july 9th. i am not able to contact all lincoln employees yet, but will be contacting more as we get more corn fields assigned to us. if i do not contact you today, please be patient, i will be contacting you soon, do not just show up to the bus if you have not been contacted, we will not be able to allow you on the bus if you havent been contacted.

little lincoln  --  WORKING - this group consists of around 20 returning Lincoln employees that i have already contacted.



7-06-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 7TH

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - back to work on friday, july 8th

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - back to work on friday, july 8th

we have bus pick up time changes for the middletown and new holland pick up locations starting friday, july 8th
NEW HOLLAND - 5:45 - BANK
MIDDLETOWN - 5:55 - PARK ACROSS FROM POST OFFICE

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - we will be contacting our lincoln employees very very soon

LITTLE LINCOLN  --  WORKING - this group consists of around 20 returning Lincoln employees that i have already contacted. if you have not been contacted already, please be patient, we will be contacting our lincoln area emoloyees soon.

A Note from Sarah to all current and future employees

What a pleasure it was to work the first day with the Peking and Mackinaw buses on Tuesday! Everyone did a great job for their first day! It got pretty warm, so I was glad that we were able to go home relatively early before people got too hot. Speaking of being hot, detasseling is a very hot, and often wet job. You can make yourself more comfort able by wearing and bringing the proper clothing. Bring some rain gear every day. The corn is always going to be wet in the morning from the dew or irrigation, even if it’s not raining. A large trash bag with holes for your arms and head works really well for rain gear. A trash bag skirt over your pants can help a lot too. Wear or bring a sweatshirt for the cool morning, but make sure you also have a thin long sleeve button up shirt. Like a western shirt or a work shirt. Something with sleeves that can be tucked into your gloves, a high collar and is NOT flannel. Flannel gets heavy and takes a long time to dry. It’s also hot.  Make sure to wear good shoes that are comfortable and tie on tightly. You are going to be walking up to 5 miles a day, on uneven ground, possibly in mud. Wear tall socks. Do not wear ankle socks. You are guaranteed to get a painful blister if sand gets in the top of your sock, and then your shoe rubs on it all day. Wear long pants made of some kind of thin material with a belt or at least a tight waist band. Sweats might seem comfortable, but they get very heavy when they get wet, and it’s impossible to do your job if you have to hold your pants up the whole time! Jeans will work but get heavy too, and take a long time to dry. Thinner and lighter is better. Wear compression shorts, or some kind of UnderArmour  type leggings under your pants to keep the wet fabric from rubbing on your skin and causing chaffing. If this does occur, baby powder will usually fix it right up. We have some in the trucks. Just ask. On Tuesday there were a lot of people saying that they had itchy necks. The best way to avoid that is to wear a shirt with a collar, and a bandana around your neck. The net on your hat will protect your face, but it isn’t long enough to protect your neck. Button up that collar and pull that bandana up over your chin and your neck will be safe! We often have extra clothing and socks in the trucks. So if you forget something, check in with us in the morning to see if we can help you be more comfortable. Being prepared will help you have an excellent season and make the most money possible!

Eating breakfast is the single most important thing you can do to have a good day! Even if you aren’t hungry in the morning, bring something that you can eat on your bus ride. Then, when you go to your break and lunch, make sure you eat more! Avoid sugary snacks and drinks, especially energy drinks. Concentrate on salty snacks, protein rich food like peanut butter, cheese or lunch meat sandwiches, and Gatorade type sports drinks. If you forget your lunch, let your bus supervisor know (Sarah, Cale, Bill, or Greg.).  We might have extra food that we can give you. We have all the ice water you can drink in the truck, but you probably still want a bottle or jug to drink on the bus. Some people like to wear a camelback type water backpack to stay extra hydrated. Make sure you drink water at every water break, and on lunch and even more when you get home!  Dehydration can build up over a period of days.

We provide your mandatory gear (hats with nets, gloves, safety glasses), but you are responsible for it. Make sure you bring it back to your next day of work! We will provide new equipment as it wears out but we can’t continually provide new stuff just because you forget it or lose it. Keep track of your gear! Gloves start wearing thru after about 4 days, so let your field supervisor know if yours are getting thin or getting holes in them, and we will get you new ones.

We are looking forward to a great season! Once more fields get ready, we should start working solidly with few if any days off. So get rested up, take care of your feet, and we will be seeing you soon!


7-5-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - thank you for a very good first day

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SAFETY GEAR  --  HAT, SAFETY GLASSES, GLOVES

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - our mason city area employees are doing great and really starting to get the hang of this whole detasseling thing.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 6TH

MAKE SURE YOU KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SAFETY GEAR  --  HAT, SAFETY GLASSES, GLOVES
LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - we will be calling out our Lincoln area employees as soon as we can

LITTLE LINCOLN  --  WORKING - this group consists of around 20 returning Lincoln employees that i have already contacted. if you have not been contacted already, please be patient, we will be contacting our lincoln area emoloyees soon.

                                                      

7-04-16 happy 4th of july

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 5TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING - we have contacted all employees that have completed and approved applications for work on tuesday.

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING - we have contacted all employees that have completed and approved applications for work on tuesday.

LINCON AREA  --  we will be contacting our lincoln employees as soon as we have a start date.



7-03-16

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 4TH

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - RAIN DELAY - 1ST DAY FOR THE PEKIN AREA WILL BE TUESDAY, JULY 5TH             

the detasseling machines we not able to get through the field we were going to detassel on monday therefore we will be detasseling the field on tuesday.

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING  same times and pick up places

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 5TH

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING - 1ST DAY FOR PEKIN AREA


7-02-16

7-03-16   MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING - we will contact all employees that have completed and approved applications for work on Sunday, july 3RD.

We sure are excited to start detasseling with the Mason City area tomorrow!! Just as a reminder, we do work in the rain, but we don't work if there is lightning. We will never put our workers in a dangerous weather situation. So, even if it's raining at your house in the morning, still come to the bus. If a storm comes, we will wait it out on the bus. You get paid for the time you are waiting for the storm to pass.
Also remember that the bus will never leave before the scheduled time. It might be running a couple mins late on the first day, so just be patient!
Get your rain gear and some warm clothes ready! A large trash bag works really well for rain gear! Bring something dry to wear on the way home!



7-01-16

we are about to begin our 2016 season, here is our schedule so far:

7-03-16 

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING - we will contact all employees that have completed and approved applications for work on Sunday, july 3RD.

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - we will be starting the pekin area on Monday, July 4th

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING - the lincoln area will be starting very soon, ill be in touch


7-04-16 

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING 

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING - we will contact all employees that have completed and approved applications for work on Monday, July 4TH.

LINCON AREA  --  NOT WORKING - the lincoln area will be starting very soon, ill be in touch

please contact me if you have any questions: the bus pick up times and locations are posted on the bus times page of this website.


6-30-16

MASON CITY AREA - THE SEASON IS ABOUT TO START!
We will be contacting employees whose applications are totally complete from the MASON CITY AREA to start work on SUNDAY, JULY 3RD. We will contact you by phone or personal message on facebook (according to your choice on the application) tomorrow, July 1st, Friday. Once we contact you to have you start working, we will need you to either reply to the message, or return the call if we leave a voicemail, so that we can confirm that you will be able to start. Once you are contacted, please also start checking the daily news page of our website www.wibbendetasseling.com each evening after 6:00pm for updates.

It will be chilly on Sunday morning so be sure to bring some rain gear. we do not plan on a long work day Sunday, but make sure you bring plenty of food!

if you have any questions please ask.

BUS PICK UP TIMES AND PLACES
MIDDLETOWN - 6:00 - PARK ACROSS FROM POST OFFICE
NEW HOLLAND - 6:10 - BANK
ATHENS - 6:00 - HIGH SCHOOL PARKING LOT (south east of the green house)
GREENVIEW - 6:10 - AT THE PARK
MASON CITY - 6:30 - CORNER OF ELM AND MAIN ST. (BY THE THEATER)

Stay tuned, we will be contacting our PEKIN and LINCOLN area employees soon!


6-28-16

SIGN UP MEETINGS

THESE ARE THE LAST MEETING DATES BEFORE THE SEASON STARTS. IF YOU WANT TO WORK WITH US THIS SEASON AND HAVE NOT ATTENDED A MEETING, YOU MUST COME TO ONE OF THESE MEETINGS THIS WEEK.

LINCOLN - June 29th- 10:00 - - Heartland community college, room 111, on the square

GREENVIEW - June 30th- 1:30 -  - Greenview community center across from the park 
             
PEKIN - July 1st - 12:00 -  - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK   (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)


it still looks like we will be starting around the 4th of july. i do not have an exact start date yet. as soon as i do i will start contacting everyone that has turned in and completed their applications. i will only be able to give you two days notice so its important to have all your gear ready. 



6-24-16

SIGN UP MEETINGS FOR NEXT WEEK

if you want to detassel with us this summer and have not attended a meeting yet, you must attend one of these meetings in order to start on the first day of work.

LINCOLN - June 29th- 10:00 - - Heartland community college, room 111, on the square

GREENVIEW - June 30th- 1:30 -  - Greenview community center across from the park 

             
PEKIN - July 1st - 12:00 -  - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK   (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)



6-24-16

PEKIN - June 24th - 12:00 - - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)

MACKINAW - June 24th -3:00 - - Veterans park, across from the IGA


6-23-16

sign up / safety meetings dates

LINCOLN - June 22nd - 10:00 - -heartland community college room 111



6-17-16

SIGN UP SAFETY MEETINGS FOR THIS WEEK, looks like the season will be starting around the 4th of July possibly before the 4th

THIS WILL BE THE LAST FULL WEEK OF SIGN UP MEETINGS, we will be having limited meetings during the final week of july.
ITS TIME TO GET SIGNED UP NOW

sign up / safety meetings dates

LINCOLN - June 22nd - 10:00 - -heartland community college room 111

GREENVIEW - June 23rd - 1:30 - - greenview community center across from the park

ATHENS - June 23rd - 3:30 - - athens community park

PEKIN - June 24th - 12:00 - - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)

MACKINAW - June 24th -3:00 - - Veterans park, across from the IGA


6-13-16

SIGN UP SAFETY MEETINGS FOR THIS WEEK, looks like the season will be starting around the 4th of July

sign up / safety meetings dates

LINCOLN - June 15th - 10:00 - -Lincoln library. downstairs in the meeting room

MASON CITY - June 16th - 11:00 -- PAVILION PARK (DIAGONAL FROM THE SWIMMING POOL)

GREENVIEW - June 16th,- 1:30 - - greenview community center across from the park

PEKIN - June 17th - 12:00 - - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)

TREMONT - June 17th - 3:00 - - at the park across from the swimming pool




5-28-16

sign up/ safety meeting

LINCOLN - June 1st, June 8th, June 15th - 10:00 - -Lincoln library. downstairs in the meeting room
MASON CITY - June 2nd, June 16th - 11:00 - - PAVILION PARK   (DIAGONAL FROM THE SWIMMING POOL) 
GREENVIEW - June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th - 1:30 -  - greenview community center across from the park

ATHENS - June 9th, June 23rd - 2:00 -  - ATHENS COMMUNITY PARK                 
PEKIN - June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th - 12:00 -  - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK   (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)
MACKINAW - June 3rd, June 10th - 3:00 - - Veterans park, across from IGA
TREMONT - June 17th - 3:00 -  - at the park across from the swimming pool


4-13-16

SIGN UP / SAFETY MEETING TIMES AND DATES

LINCOLN - June 1st, June 8th, June 15th - 10:00 - -Lincoln library. downstairs in the meeting room
MASON CITY - June 2nd, June 16th - 11:00 - - PAVILION PARK   (DIAGONAL FROM THE SWIMMING POOL) 
GREENVIEW - June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th - 1:30 -  - greenview community center across from the park ATHENS - June 9th, June 23rd - 2:00 -  - ATHENS COMMUNITY PARK                 
PEKIN - June 3rd, June 10th, June 17th - 12:00 -  - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK   (UNDER THE ROYAL AVE. SHELTER)
MACKINAW - June 3rd, June 10th - 3:00 - - Veterans park, across from IGA
TREMONT - June 17th - 3:00 -  - at the park across from the swimming pool



4-9-16

WE WILL BE SETTING UP TIMES AND DATES FOR THE DETASSELING SIGN UP / SAFETY MEETING SOON. THERE WILL BE A MEETING EACH WEEK THROUGH JUNE AT MANY LOCATIONS TO MAKE IT AS CONVIENENT AS POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE. THE MEETING IS MANDATORY FOR ANYONE WANTING TO DETASSEL FOR THE 2016 SEASON.


8-17-15

here are a few statistics from our 2015 season. im very proud of these #s and proud of our crew. it was a very inconsistent season with two big breaks, it was the wettest season we have had in over ten years, making work conditions very hard and unpredictable. we had a very tough, hard working crew that tried their hardest and gave their all to detasseling, without complaining. another great big thanks to all of you, and i hope to see you back next season.

we had 242 employees work for us this season.

139 employees received an attendance bonus (missing two days of work or less)

there were 6 employees fired this season

the MASON CITY AREA worked 14 days

the PEKIN AREA worked 14 days

the LINCOLN AREA worked 16 days

we had pullers from all areas work more than 100 hours.


we have had a few checks sent back to us (return to sender) because of address changes, they have been mailed again to the updated addresses. if you have not received your check or have any questions about your check please contact us. 217-376-3230 or message through facebook. THANKS AGAIN, HAVE A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR AND SEE Y'ALL NEXT SUMMER. CALE



8-02-15

PAYDAY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH

WE WILL BE HANDING OUT PAY CHECKS AT THE FOLLOWING PLACES
LINCOLN  --  9:00am  --  latham park, across from the lincoln library
GREENVIEW  --  12:00 noon  --  veterans park, under the water tower
PEKIN  --  2:00pm  --  mineral springs park, royal ave. shelter
MACKINAW  --  3:30  --  veterans park, across from IGA 

if you can not make it to pick up your check we will put it in the mail after we are finished with pay day on August 4th. please contact us if you have any questions about your check, hours or pay rate.


8-01-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 2ND

PEKIN AREA  --  FINISHED FOR THE SEASON  -  such a fast group! one thing sarah never had to say was, "speed up everyone." great job and thank you

LINCOLN AREA  --  FINISHED FOR THE SEASON - except for some employees i talked to that will be coming tomorrow, august 2nd to do a third pull on our field.

i really enjoyed getting to know everyone, and seeing you all grow together as a team. i hope many of you made new, long lasting friendships while working with us this season.

our 2015 season was a hard season. To say that we started off cold and extremely muddy is an understatement. we had two breakes during the season, and ended very hot and dry. im very proud of everyone that came out to work with us, and you should be proud of yourselves too! thank you all for working till the end!

NOW FOR PAYDAY

TUESDAY, AUGUST 4TH

LINCOLN  --  9:00am  --  latham park, across from the lincoln library

GREENVIEW  --  12:00 noon  --  veterans park, under the water tower

PEKIN  --  2:00pm  --  mineral springs park, royal ave. shelter

MACKINAW  --  3:30  --  veterans park, across from IGA

if you can not make it to pick up your check we will put it in the mail after we are finished with pay day on August 4th. please contact us if you have any questions about your check, hours or pay rate.



7-31-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 1ST

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING  --  LAST DAY

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING  --  LAST DAY

awsome job today, thanks to everyone who came back to work today after the break and very good job bringing back your safety gear. we pulled a lot of tassels today and everyone worked very hard. it did get hot today but the breeze helped us out a lot. looking forward to seeing everyone again tomorrow for the last day of our 2015 season.


7-30-15

sarah and i looked at our fields for friday, july 31, and they look like very good fields to detassel. not too tall and not too short.

7-30-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31ST

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

we will be finishing up our season this weekend. thank you all for being patient during these days off again. friday will be a big day, its going to be cool in the morning and warm up as the day progresses, so make sure to bring your safety and rain gear and plenty of lunch and snacks. all in all its going to be great detasseling weather with no rain in sight. the first round of checks are in the mail and we will announce times and the date of our final payday this weekend. please let me know if you have any questions and we are excited to see you all tomorrow. thanks again.


7-29-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 30TH

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 31ST

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING


7-28-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 29TH

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING  still looking like friday, july 31st is the next day back.

the paychecks for the first pay period will be mailed on wednesday, july 29th. the pay period is from july 5th to july 18th. attendance bonuses and crew and field boss hourly bonuses will not be included on this check, the bonuses will be paid on the final check. after you receive your check, please contact us, if you have any questions about your hours or pay rate.


7-27-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 28TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  FINISHED FOR SEASON

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

the flooding in June continues to affect our season. the fields that we were planning to detassel on wednesday (which were going to be our last fields of the season) have been mowed down because they were not in good enough condition to produce corn. therefore the seed corn company is scheduling other fields for us. the last fields for our season are tentatively scheduled for friday, july 31st, and we will  finish them up over the weekend. it looks like we will have days off until then. i will keep you updated here, please let me know if you have any questions, 217-376-3230 or through face book messages. thank you for being patient. 


7-26-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 26TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  FINISHED FOR SEASON -- super job

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  ONLY employees that ride marvin's 2nd pull bus, worked with greg + any employee that has been crew boss or field boss this season  --  WORKING
please call or message me if you have any questions. 217-376-3230

It looks like all lincolnarea employees will be working on wednesday, july 29th. i will keep you updated.


the paychecks for the first pay period will be mailed on wednesday, july 29th. the pay period is from july 5th to july 18th. attendance bonuses and crew and field boss hourly bonuses will not be included on this check, the bonuses will be paid on the final check. after you receive your check, please contact us, if you have any questions about your hours or pay rate.


7-25-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 26TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  ONLY employees that ride marvin's 2nd pull bus, working with greg + any employee that has been crew boss or field boss this season  --  WORKING

please call or message me if you have any questions. 217-376-3230


7-24-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 25

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

if you are from the lincoln area and did not make it to work today, it will not  count as an absence against your bonus. we had a late evening schedule change, adding more work to our schedule, which made it possible for me to bring out more employees. i changed the post so that anyone who saw it and wanted to come to work could, and i will not penalize anyone that was not there. sorry for any confusion.


7-23-15

ATTENTION  --  LINCOLN AREA --  WORKING

our schedule changed again, we can have all lincoln area employees come to work on

friday, july 24th.

please let me know if you have any questions.  sorry for the unexpected changes.

7-23-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 24TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING


7-22-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 23RD

ALL AREAS WORKING

i couldnt ask for a better day detasseling. all the groups did such a good job. im proud of everyone, and glad you are all working for us.



7-21-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 22ND

ALL AREAS WORKING

thank you for all your hard work today. each of you should be very proud of yourselves. actually go ahead and pat yourselves on the back.



7-20-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 21ST

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

we wore out a few more pairs of shoes today, but our workers didnt wear out.


7-19-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 20TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING - back to work on tuesday, july 21st

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

it was great seeing everyone back at work today, we had to wait for a storm to pass this morning before entering the field, then had very pleasant weather for the rest of the day. the MASON CITY AREA HAS TOMORROW OFF WORK AND BACK ON TUESDAY, JULY 21ST



7-17-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 19TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

the break is over and we are ready to start detasseling again on sunday, july 19th. remember to get your safety gear together, we have missed seeing y'all and we are excited to get back in the fields.



7-16-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 19TH

ALL AREAS  --  IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL BE WORKING, I WILL GET 100% CONFORMATION ASAP.


WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY18TH

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING

THANK YOU FOR BEING PATIENT DURING THIS BREAK, WE ARE JUST ABOUT READY TO START UP AGAIN.



7-14-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 15TH

                        THURSDAY, JULY 16TH

                                           FRIDAY, JULY 17TH

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING

I JUST FOUND OUT THE THE EARLIEST WE CAN GET BACK TO THE FIELDS WILL BE THE WEEKEND, PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THIS PAGE FOR DETAILS. ONCE WE START BACK UP WE WILL HAVE A LOT OF DETASSELING TO DO. PLEASE BE PATIENT, KEEP YOUR SAFETY EQUIPMENT IN A PLACE YOU CAN FIND IT BACK, HAVE SOME FUN, AND I MISS YOU ALL. CANT WAIT TO GET STARTED AGAIN, BUT MOTHER NATURE CALLS THE SHOTS WITH AGRICULTURE , WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR HER TO GET THE CORN READY. THANK YOU, CALE



7-14-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

ALL AREAS  --  NOT WORKING   looks like we may be starting up towards the end of the week ot the weekend.

there is a break in the season this year, everyone has a few days off. right now it looks like we will be starting back up towards the end of the week. i will be able to post the date we are starting back up two days in advance. please keep checking this page for updates and let me know if you have any questions. thank you and rest up, have fun and ill see all of you real soon. cale


7-13-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 14TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

there is a break in the season this year, everyone has a few days off. right now it looks like we will be starting back up towards the end of the week. i will be able to post the date we are starting back up two days in advance. please keep checking this page for updates and let me know if you have any questions. thank you and rest up, have fun and ill see all of you real soon. cale



7-12-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 13TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

You will remember that at the sign up meetings I said that this could be a split season because of the corn planting schedule this spring. the farmers got a bit of their corn planted early, and then it started raining. Heavy rain and mud prevented the farmers from planting until conditions improved, which turned out to be several days. the planting schedule affects our detasseling season because we have to wait for the corn to reach a certain maturity before we can detassel it. we are finishing up with the first round of corn planting, and have to wait a few days for the second round of corn planting to mature. this second round will be the bulk of our season. we will be having some scheduled rotating days off of work (please see work schedule above) and will be starting up full strength again next week. we still have a lot of work to do this season, and need each and every one of you to work with us the rest of the season!  i will be able to give you two days notice when we are going to start back up. please keep checking the website for info on starting back up after the break. remember to keep track of your safety gear during the break! THE PEKIN AREA WILL BE THE FIRST GROUP TO START BACK UP AFTER THE BREAK. please let me know if you have any questions. thank you


7-11-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 12TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

You will remember that at the sign up meetings I said that this could be a split season because of the corn planting schedule this spring. the farmers got a bit of their corn planted early, and then it started raining. Heavy rain and mud prevented the farmers from planting until conditions improved, which turned out to be several days. the planting schedule affects our detasseling season because we have to wait for the corn to reach a certain maturity before we can detassel it. we are finishing up with the first round of corn planting, and have to wait a few days for the second round of corn planting to mature. this second round will be the bulk of our season. we will be having some scheduled rotating days off of work (please see work schedule above) and will be starting up full strength again next week. we still have a lot of work to do this season, and need each and every one of you to work with us the rest of the season!  i will be able to give you two days notice when we are going to start back up. please keep checking the website for info on starting back up after the break. remember to keep track of your safety gear during the break! THE PEKIN AREA WILL BE THE FIRST GROUP TO START BACK UP AFTER THE BREAK. please let me know if you have any questions. thank you




7-10-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 11TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  NOT WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

You will remember that at the sign up meetings I said that this could be a split season because of the corn planting schedule this spring. the farmers got a bit of their corn planted early, and then it started raining. Heavy rain and mud prevented the farmers from planting until conditions improved, which turned out to be several days. the planting schedule affects our detasseling season because we have to wait for the corn to reach a certain maturity before we can detassel it. we are finishing up with the first round of corn planting, and have to wait a few days for the second round of corn planting to mature. this second round will be the bulk of our season. we will be having some scheduled rotating days off of work (please see work schedule above) and will be starting up full strength again next week. we still have a lot of work to do this season, and need each and every one of you to work with us the rest of the season!  i will be able to give you two days notice when we are going to start back up. please keep checking the website for info on starting back up after the break. remember to keep track of your safety gear during the break! THE PEKIN AREA WILL BE THE FIRST GROUP TO START BACK UP AFTER THE BREAK. please let me know if you have any questions. thank you


7-09-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 10TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  NOT WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

You will remember that at the sign up meetings I said that this could be a split season because of the corn planting schedule this spring. the farmers got a bit of their corn planted early, and then it started raining. Heavy rain and mud prevented the farmers from planting until conditions improved, which turned out to be several days. the planting schedule affects our detasseling season because we have to wait for the corn to reach a certain maturity before we can detassel it. we are finishing up with the first round of corn planting, and have to wait a few days for the second round of corn planting to mature. this second round will be the bulk of our season. we will be having some scheduled rotating days off of work (please see work schedule above) and will be starting up full strength again next week. we still have a lot of work to do this season, and need each and every one of you to work with us the rest of the season!  i will be able to give you two days notice when we are going to start back up. please keep checking the website for info on starting back up after the break. remember to keep track of your safety gear during the break! the pekin area will be the first group to start back up. thank you





7-08-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 9TH

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

thanks to all of you for sticking it out in the rain today. i wish that the people that say kids dont know how to work anymore could have been out in the fields with us today. they would have their minds changed quickly.



7-07-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 8TH

 

MASON CITY AREA  --  WORKING

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING

i can not put into words how impressed i am with all of our workers today. it was a very hard field with weather conditions that were not very pleasant, not to mention the mud that could suck your shoes off. there was no complaining and everyone worked together to get the job done. very very good job everyone.


MASON CITY AREA = NEW HOLLAND, MIDDLETOWN, ATHENS, GREENVIEW, MASON CITY SPOTS

PEKIN AREA = MACKINAW, TREMONT ,PEKIN, SOUTH PEKIN SPOTS

LINCOLN AREA = LINCOLN AND HARTSBURG PICK UP SPOTS

                

7-07-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY JULY 7TH

MASON CITY AREA ---- SURPRISE!! THE MASON CITY AREA WILL BE WORKING TOMORROW JULY 7TH. We were given  acres after we left the field, therefore the MASON CITY AREA bus will be working tomorrowl! All pick up spots at the regular times. Thanks and we will see you tomorrow!!

PEKIN AREA  --  WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  --  WORKING


7-05-15

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY JULY 6TH

PEKIN AREA -  NOT WORKING  -  the pekin area will have monday off and back to work on TUESDAY JULY 7TH

MASON CITY AREA WORKING

LINCOLN AREA  WORKING

we had a very good first day for our 2015 season, the kids worked very hard, learned what tassels are and pulled a lot of them.


7-01-15

we are beginning our detasseling season on Sunday July 5th.

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 5TH
MASON CITY AREA - WORKING
PEKIN AREA - WORKING                                                           LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

it is going to be chilly on Sunday morning, dont forget to bring some rain gear and something dry to wear on the way home. check the WHAT TO WEAR AND BRING PAGE also.

check for pick up times and locations on the BUS TIMES PAGE.

if you have not been contacted please be patient.

 I WILL PERSONALLY CALL OR FACEBOOK EACH OF YOU, LETTING YOU KNOW YOUR START DATE. I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO CALL EVERYONE THAT COMPLETED AN APPLICATION. IF YOU SIGNED UP LATE I MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CALL YOU RIGHT AWAY, I HIRE IN ORDER OF RECEIVING COMPLETED APPLICATION. DON'T JUST SHOW UP FOR WORK IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN CONTACTED. WE CAN NOT HIRE ANYONE UNTIL ALL OF THEIR PAPERWORK IS TURNED INTO US AND APPROVED.

                                                                       


6-30-15

Hi everyone, we are going to be starting our 2015 season real soon. it does not look like we will be detasseling on the 4th of July but Sunday July 5th is a possibility. i will be contacting everyone personally through phone or Facebook message (whichever option you picked on your application) as soon as i have a start date for you. if you haven't saved our number in your phone its time to do so, that way you know it is Wibben Detasseling calling. 217-376-3230. Once you are contacted with your start date, remember to check the website each night  to check for any changes. thank you, cale



6-25-15
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT SIGNED UP TO DETASSEL WITH US THIS SEASON. RIGHT NOW OUR BEST GUESS FOR START DATE IS AROUND THE 4TH OF JULY. IT COULD BE ON THE 4TH OR A COUPLE DAYS BEFORE OR A COUPLE DAYS AFTER. THAT MEANS ITS TIME TO GET YOUR STUFF TOGETHER AND I WILL BE IN TOUCH WITH EACH OF YOU SOON. THANK YOU AGAIN, CALE


7-26-14

last day of the 2014 season

WORK SCHEDULE 

MASON CITY AREA - SEASON COMPLETE

PEKIN AREA - SEASON COMPLETE

LINCOLN AREA - SEASON COMPLETE

PAYDAY - MONDAY JULY, 28TH 

we will hand out checks for the first and second pay periods at the payday. if you cannot pick up your check we will put them in the mail monday evening


LINCOLN AREA - 10:00 - LATHAM PARK, across from the lincoln public library  

MASON CITY AREA - 1:30 - TOURIST PARK (pavilion park) 

PEKIN AREA - 3:30 - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK, under the royal ave. shelter

​ALONG WITH YOUR CHECKS YOU WILL RECEIVE A DETAILED TIME SHEET WITH YOUR DAILY HOURS. THERE WILL BE HOURS POSTED FOR YOUR TRAVEL TIME AND FIELD TIME FOR EACH DAY, ALONG WITH ANY CREW BOSS AND FIELD BOSS HOURS FOR EACH DAY. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR CHECK OR BONUS PLEASE CONTACT US. WE WANT YOU TO BE COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH YOUR PAY CHECK AND ALSO BE CERTAIN THAT YOU GOT PAYED FOR EVERY HOUR WORKED. THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SEASON, WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOU. THANKS AGAIN, CALE

7-25-14

last day of the 2014 season

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 26TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - SEASON COMPLETED

LINCOLN AREA - CLEAN UP CREW WORKING

 RUTH'S BUS + OTHERS DESIGNATED TODAY




7-24-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 25TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - SEASON COMPLETED

LINCOLN AREA - CLEAN UP CREW WORKING

 RUTH'S BUS + OTHERS DESIGNATED TODAY


PAYDAY - MONDAY JULY, 28TH

we will hand out checks for the first and second pay periods at the payday. if you cannot pick up your check we will put them in the mail monday evening


LINCOLN AREA - 10:00 - LATHAM PARK, across from the lincoln public library 

MASON CITY AREA - 1:30 - TOURIST PARK (pavilion park)

PEKIN AREA - 3:30 - MINERAL SPRINGS PARK, under the royal ave. shelter




7-23-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 24TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING



7-22-14




7-21-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 22ND

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING



7-20-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 21ST

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING

We are getting the paychecks for the first pay period ready. the checks will be in the mail by the 28th of july.



7-19-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SUNDAY, JULY 20TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING




7-18-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR SATURDAY, JULY 19TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING



7-17-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, JULY 18TH

MASON CITY AREA - WORKING

PEKIN AREA - WORKING

LINCOLN AREA - WORKING




7-16-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR THURSDAY, JULY 17TH

Mason City area - NOT WORKING - great job guys you have walked a lot of miles this week. rest your feet and have fun.

Pekin area - WORKING

Lincoln area - WORKING


7-15-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 16

ATTENTION : PEKIN AREA WORKING WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH

mason city area - working

pekin area - working

lincoln area - working

TODAY A PHOTOGRAPHER FROM SPRINGFIELDS, THE STATE JOURNAL REGISTER CAME TO THE FIELDS AND TOOK PICTURES OF OUR CREW FROM THE MASON CITY AREA. THE ARTICLE SHOULD BE IN TOMORROWS PAPER.


7-14-14

ATTENTION : PEKIN AREA WORKING WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH

WORK SCHEDULE FOR TUESDAY, JULY 15TH

mason city area - working

pekin area - not working

lincoln area - employees from ruth's bus on monday + crew bosses from jim's bus and gail's bus are WORKING                          Other employees from jim's bus and gail's bus - NOT WORKING


WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 16TH

mason city area - working

pekin area - working

lincoln area - working 



7-13-14

work schedule for 7-14-14

pekin area - working
mason city area - working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working


thank you all for showing up to work in the rain. the storm passed around 6:00am and we worked in a muddy field with great weather.


7-13-14

yes, we are working today. we work are working today. we work in the rain but if lightning is in the area we will stay on the bus until the lightning is clear. you do get paid for the time waiting on the bus, when its clear we will go back out in the fields and finish our daily schedule.




7-12-14

work schedule for sunday, july 13th

pekin area - working
mason city area - working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working




7-11-14

sorry i got this up a bit late

work schedule for saturday, july 12th

pekin area - working
mason city area - working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working



7-10-14

work schedule for friday, july 11th

pekin area - working
mason city area - working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working



7-9-14

work schedule for thursday, july 10th

pekin area - employees that have been contacted are working
mason city area - employees that have been contacted are working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working


7-8-14

WORK SCHEDULE FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 9TH

pekin area - employees that have been contacted are working
mason city area - employees that have been contacted are working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working


7-7-14

work schedule for tuesday, july 8th

pekin area - employees that have been contacted are working

mason city area - employees that have been contacted are working

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working



7-6-14

work schedule for monday, july 7th

pekin area - no work

mason city area- no work

lincoln area - working

the field the mason city and pekin area were set to detassel got 2 inches of rain last night and is flooded. we will be back to work on tuesday.

work schedule schedule for tuesday, july 8th

pekin area- employees that have been contacted are working

mason city area - employees that have been contacted are working

lincoln area- employees that have been contacted are working






7-5-14

 we had a good day out in the fields today. thank you.  we have a few changes, new bus pick up times for the lincoln area and mackinaw and tremont. (check the bus times page)

no work on sunday, July 6th

WORK SCHEDULE FOR MONDAY, JULY 7TH

 pekin area - no work - back on tuesday, july 8th

lincoln area - employees that have been contacted are working

 mason city area - no work - start on tuesday, july 8th


7-4 just a reminder for employees contacted to work on saturday, it is going to be cold in the morning, dont forget your rain gear!!! we will be calling out more employees real soon. OLNY EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY US ARE ALLOWED TO WORK ON SATURDAY.

7-5 LINCON AREA RETURNING EMPLOYEES FROM LAST SEASON WORKING

7-5 PEKIN AREA EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN CONTACTED WORKING


7-3-14

hello everyone, ATTENTION, i have been contacting returning employees from the lincoln area and employees from the pekin area today. i just received a call from the seed corn company and the cool weather today slowed our field down so it won't be ready to detassel on friday. therefore if i contacted you to work on FRIDAY, you should report to work on SATURDAY instead! i am sorry about the change and inconvenience but that is part of working with agriculture and mother nature. please call or message me with any questions, and i will be calling you back also to make sure you get the message about the change. I might not be able to contact everyone this evening, but I will get a hold of everybody tomorrow! If you aren't contacted to start on the first day, just be patient and we will let you know when more fields are ready. Thank you! and have a happy 4th of july

7-2

Hello everyone! Our season is about to begin! We won't be able to start everyone on the first day. We will start contacting employees from the PEKIN AND LINCOLN AREAS who worked with us last season, and some new employees from the PEKIN AREA, in order of completed applications. We will call or FB message each of you individually to give you your start date. We will be starting the Mason City area soon, and calling out more Pekin and Lincoln workers. Please be patient and we will get more people started as more fields are ready! We expect a fairly steady season once we get started! Thanks for signing up and we will be talking to all of you soon!


MASON CITY AREA = NEW HOLLAND, MIDDLETOWN, ATHENS, GREENVIEW, MASON CITY  PICK UP SPOTS

PEKIN AREA = MACKINAW, TREMONT ,PEKIN, SOUTH PEKIN PICK UP SPOTS

LINCOLN AREA = LINCOLN, MT PULASKI, HARTSBURG AND EMDEN PICK UP SPOTS


WIBBEN DETASSELING