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Farmworkers and Laborers

Langston Farm, LLC (Petition #2)

Big Creek, MS

$12.45 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

Full Time:
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Job Duties:
Workers will perform assigned duties as instructed by their supervisor. Duties may vary from time to time. Clearing ground of rocks, sticks, and roots by hand and clear brush & trees with chain saw. General field & fence maintenance. Manually weeding fields by hand or using hand tools. Drain water from fields with hand tools and shovels when needed. Load and unload plant boxes on trucks. Packhouse: Work in packing house to wash and pack sweet potatoes. Planting Sweet Potatoes: Cut slips by hand with knife and place in plant boxes. Ride mechanical trans planter to load slips in planting cups. Walk behind mechanical trans planter to fill in slips by hand. Harvesting Sweet Potatoes: Harvest sweet potatoes by hand with the use of buckets. Must be able to sort, grade, and pack potatoes by size, quality, and type. May also harvest peas. May transport workers to fields and/or grocery. May be asked to drive bucket trucks, dump buckets on bucket trucks, or drive skid steer to load/unload potato crates on trucks. Raises and bonuses may be offered to any seasonal worker, at the employer’s discretion, based on individual factors including but not limited to, performance, experience, number of hours worked in the season, number of seasons worked with the company, adherence to work rules & ability to follow supervisor instructions.
Job Classification:
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.

Job Requirements

Experience Required:
Months of Experience Required:
Special Requirements:
Must be 18 years old or older. H2A workers will not be allowed or asked to drive or operate tractors. 3 months experience needed in hand cutting slips and use of mechanical trans-planter. Valid drivers license is required if worker is driving work vehicles. Employer may conduct a criminal background check on all new applicants at the employers expense. Cell phones can only be used during breaks, emergencies, and to communicate with the supervisors when needed. Lifting requirements of 5-60 lbs. Most of the workday is spent on ones feet. Workers must be able to climb, stand, sit, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, bend (from the waist), push, pull, reach, and lift. Work is performed in outdoor agricultural fields and involves exposure to the sun, wind, rain, soil, mud, dust, heat, cold, and other natural elements.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Company Name:
Langston Farm, LLC (Petition #2)
Calhoun City, MS 38916
Telephone Number:


County Rd 306 & Hwy 29, Big Creek, MS 38914

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
Per bucket of Sweet Potatoes
Date Posted: