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Farm Laborer

Kent A Copas


$15.14 per hour


Recruitment Information

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Job Description

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Job Duties:
Workers will have to "chop out" the tobacco, this involves walking the rows, with a garden hoe, and chopping the weeds out between the plants. Topping involves walking the fields of rows and breaking off the top couple of inches of blooms from the tobacco plants. Cutting/spiking hauling involves workers using a tobacco knife to cut the plants at the bottom of the stalk and piling them into sections of (6) plants, then going back to place them on wooden sticks of using a metal spike, then standing the stick up in the field. After 2- or 3-days workers will haul the sticks by loading them onto wagon/trailers, then hanging the sticks into large barns sectioned off by tear poles. Workers must be able to lift 50 to 60 pounds, repeatedly. Stripping- workers will take down the sticks of tobacco in the barns, remove the stalks, and place in piles: workers will remove/tear the leaves from the stalks, learning to grade into 3 piles by color and looks, then bundle into large burlap bags labeled/tied and tagged with numbers for baling. Workers are expected to bundle/tie up their sticks, discard empty stalks onto wagons, and be responsible for their bags, plastic, and cleaning up the barns after stripping. Workers will help with the baling process, by putting the leaves into large baling machines that compress the leaves into bales and weighs it. Workers will do basic farm jobs (cleaning, fencing, mowing, weed eating, etc.) during the between times of tobacco process, to help ensure their 3/4 guaranteed hours of their contracts. Lifting 50 to 60 pounds, climbing, bending, and repeated movements are ALL requirements of tobacco labor workers
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:
Special Requirements:
Worker will be trained by employer before each phase of the tobacco process, so that they are familiar with equipment, that is provided, and that they understand each process.
Number of Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule (Start/End time):
7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

Employer Information

Trade Name/Doing Business As:
Kent A Copas
Company Name:
K&K Tobacco Farms LLC
Lafayette, TN 37083
Telephone Number:


4565 Akersville Road -main shop/greenhouse locations, LAFAYETTE, TN 37083

Job Order Details

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Additional Wage Information:
cutting/spiking/hauling is $.42 cents per stick & taking down/stripping is $.37 cents per stick, with an estimated hourly rate of $16.00 to $19.00 an hour for piece rate work, and will never be less than $15.14 hour. All other farm jobs is $15.14 hour.
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