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Professional Sales Positions Please submit your resume to Burrus Seed Farms:
email burrus.seed@burrusseed.com
markunread_mailbox Burrus Bros. and Assoc. Growers
200 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650
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Summer Detasseling Positions We are now accepting applications for our summer detasseling crews. Please see complete details and how to apply below.

Join the Burrus Team

Professional Employment

Please submit your resume to Burrus Seed Farms:
email burrus.seed@burrusseed.com
markunread_mailbox Burrus Bros. and Assoc. Growers
200 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650

Detasseling Information

Welcome! We appreciate your interest in becoming a member of the Burrus detasseling crew. It’s a fantastic way to earn money, learn life-long work skills, and be part of a team effort. Please review the basic things to know, and questions we commonly receive.

How to Apply

For your employment to be possible, we definitely need these items:

  • Completed application
  • I-9 form
  • Either a school ID, report card, driver’s license, or State of Illinois ID card
  • Either a Social Security card or a a birth certificate (raised seal not mandatory)

How to Contact Burrus with Questions

markunread_mailbox Burrus Seed
826 Arenzville Rd.
Arenzville, IL 62611-9604

markunread_mailbox Burrus Seed - Jacksonville Office
200 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650

phone 217-997-5577
print 217-997-5522

Detasseling extension: 271   /   If you will be absent: extension 254

Common Questions

How do I know when I’m supposed to start working?

We will call you and hire you when we plan to detassel. Everything depends on the weather and when the corn is ready. So, there is no set date when detassseling actually begins.

What time do I tell my ride to pick me up?

There is not a specific time you will be done. However, you will work no later than 2:30p. When you are finished for the day, you will ride a bus to return to the bus pick up point. You then may call your ride to notify that person.

What if I miss a day or get sick?

If you are aware that you cannot be here, please call 217.997.5577, extension 271 or 254, and alert us. Or, please tell your area supervisor when that person calls roll.

If you are ill, please call 217.997.5577, extension 271, and notify us before 7:00a that morning.

Why did my friend get a call to work and I didn’t?

If you have submitted all of the correct paperwork, there is simply not a work need at the moment. Many different factors go into our hiring process, none of which are personal. Most likely we will be calling you shortly.

Where are the bus pick up points?

Arenzville, Beardstown, Bluffs, Chapin, Concord, Jacksonville, Meredosia, Mt. Sterling, Versailles, Rushville, Griggsville, and Perry.

What are your office hours?

8:00a - 4:00p, Monday - Friday.

Important Things to Know

Rain Gear

The corn can be very wet in the morning from dew or rain. Many detasselers wear rain gear in the mornings to stay dry and warm, then remove it as the day progresses and the corn dries.

Lunch Boxes

You are responsible for providing your own lunch. Many detasselers bring their lunch in a small cooler so the can use the cooler to sit on while they eat.

Water

Water is provided at the fields, but we recommend that you also bring your own.

Sunscreen

There is little to no shade, we we highly recommend that you bring and wear sunscreen.

Clothes

Wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. We suggest that you dress in layers.

Hats

It is a requirement that you bring and wear your Burrus hat. You will receive a Burrus hat on your first day of work, with the first hat being free. If you lose or misplace your first hat, you may purchase another hat.

Good luck — we look forward to working with you!

Summer Intern Positions

All positions for our 2017 season have been filled. Please check back in the fall to apply for 2018.

Training

When it comes to dealer training, Burrus Hybrids believes that we can never do too much to ensure that our dealers are provided with all of the tools, skills, and up-to-the-minute information to make their customers profitable, satisfied growers. You will be provided with activities and events such as:

Special Training Seminars

These occur throughout the year, and feature experts such as Rod Osthus, David Ash, Bob Clemens, and Al Walker. Topics also include advanced trading and a host of others.

Agronomic Meetings

We make certain that you are on top of the latest developments. Topic-specific meetings keep you current, and content from our post-harvest meetings will make you a valued asset to customers.

Spring Planting/Scouting Seminar

We make certain that you are on top of the latest developments. Topic-specific meetings keep you current, and content from our post-harvest meetings will make you a valued asset to customers.

Homesite Plot Training

"Boots on the ground" provide the best intelligence, and we believe that fervently at Burrus Hybrids, too. That’s why some of the finest information and experience a dealer can obtain are garnered at field days, root-dig seminars, and other in-field exercises at the Burrus plant.

We are committed to keeping dealers posted about all new developments and training opportunities. Of course, you also will want to visit the home page of our website for the latest news and information.

Dealership Availability

To inquire about dealership availability, please use the following contact information:

Burrus Hybrids

phone 877-428-7787
Or contact your nearest Burrus Account Manager.

Hughes Hybrids

phone 888-THE-CORN
Or contact your nearest Burrus Hughes Account Manager.

Email

email burrus.seed@burrusseed.com

Become a Platinum Dealer

For Burrus dealers desiring to add even more value to their dealerships, the Platinum dealer status is definitely for you. The designation is reserved for the most successful Burrus dealers approaching their operations as profit centers, routinely striving to offer the finest service, consistently promoting Burrus, increasing sales, and qualifying for additional incentives.

But the designation doesn’t come easy. Dealers will be expected to meet high service levels by completing product, agronomic, and sales training while achieving specific levels of sales. Naturally, there are substantial rewards for those earning the Platinum dealer designation. To learn more, contact Burrus headquarters at 877-428-7787 or reference your High-Yield Manual.

 

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