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Hansen Farms, LLC *Farmworkers and Laborers in Stanley, New York

51 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 03/14/2021 - 12/01/2021.

This is a joint order with Hemdale Farms, 2801 Orleans Road, Seneca Castle, NY 14547.

Crops/Commodities: cabbage, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, grain corn, soybeans, broccoli, lettuce, Brussell sprouts.

This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable prior experience working on a diversified crop farm handling both machine and manual tasks associated with commodity production and harvest activities. Workers must be able to safely perform all duties, manual as well as mechanized, with accuracy and efficiency.

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables and field crops, including but not limited to, cabbage, pumpkins, squash, sweet corn, grain corn, soybeans, broccoli, lettuce, and Brussell sprouts. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties include tilling soil, trimming cabbage, and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. Construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, perform general farm area maintenance; paint farm equipment and property; pick rocks, clear hedgerows and ditches; keep rodents out of fields; participate in irrigation activities; set up and operate irrigation equipment; clear and maintain irrigation ditches; load trucks.

Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil, or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops. Workers will be expected to be able to operate agricultural equipment with or without direction. Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment. Harvest vegetables by hand. Apply pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to crops. Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress. Identify plants, pests, and weeds to determine the selection and application of pesticides and fertilizers.

Workers will perform work including but not limited to planting seed, rotating trays, loading out plants by hand, digging, mulching, transplanting, mowing, watering in nurseries and seasonal holding houses. Fertilize, prune, spray, space, tag and perform other plant maintenance through life cycle. Count and inventory plants. Propagate plants from cuttings. Remove plastic from seasonal holding houses in spring and cover seasonal holding houses with plastic in fall. Assist with building seasonal holding houses. Plants must be handled carefully so that minimal leaves, limbs and roots are broken during transplanting process.

Employer will furnish to workers, without cost, all tools and equipment required in the performance of the duties assigned. Workers should report for work with their own suitable work clothing. Field temperatures may range from -30 degrees to 90+ degrees F. and work will be done in the rain, snow, mud, wind and sun.

Requirements:

* Minimum of 3 months of prior experience working on diversified crop farm handling both machine and manual tasks associated with commodity production/harvest activities.
* Exposure to extreme temperatures
* Lifting requirement of 60 lbs.
* Repetitive movements, extensive walking and frequent stooping and extensive pushing or pulling.

Entire job duty description (ETA 790 and Spanish translation) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from the NYSDOL website at https://labor.ny.gov/careerservices/h2a\_orders.shtm

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