Burrus is seeking an experienced and focused accounting professional to join our team. The Burrus Accounting Specialist role is a member of the Burrus Seed Farms team, responsible for providing accounting, payroll and administrative functions for Burrus Seed Farms, Inc. (BSFI), Burrus Bros. and Associated Growers (BBAG) and Burrus Labor LLC. The Accounting Specialist will work closely with the Director of Business Operations and the Financial Lead.
Eastern Region Account Manager
Burrus is seeking an experienced and energetic sales professional to join our team. The Account Manager position is a member of the Burrus sales team, responsible for the growth, development, and management of a territory consistent with the overall strategy of the Burrus organization. The selected candidate will work closely with a Field Agronomist in the territory and report directly to the Eastern Region Sales Manager.
Burrus Seed is seeking an experienced and driven Research Coordinator to join our team. The Research Coordinator position focuses on accurate product testing and evaluation. We are seeking a dedicated candidate who epitomizes precision, strong organizational skills, practical agriculture knowledge and equipment skills.
Please submit your resume to Burrus Seed Farms:
Burrus Bros. and Assoc. Growers
200 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650
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 need the following 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
826 Arenzville Rd.
Arenzville, IL 62611-9604
Burrus Seed - Jacksonville Office
200 Capitol Way
Jacksonville, IL 62650
Detasseling extension: 271 / If you will be absent: extension 254
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.
What are your office hours?
8:00a - 4:00p, Monday - Friday.
Important Things to Know
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.
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 is provided at the fields, but we recommend that you also bring your own.
There is little to no shade, we we highly recommend that you bring and wear sunscreen.
Wear old clothes and closed-toe shoes. We suggest that you dress in layers.
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!