Detasseling crews are hard at work in the heat


Summertime and its roguing and detasseling time for this group of Superior youth. Their day begins when they board they bus at Superior's City Park and ends when they return in the afternoon. These workers who have left the bus after a day's work are (back row, from left) Thomas Mathis, Gavin Ekstein, Josh Sporhase, Elijah Heusinkvelt, Cooper Benjamin. Christian Osweiler Linda Ostdiek, bus operator (middle row), Owen Perrie, Taygun Rothchild, Bayln Bargen, Cooper Ehlers, Ariana Heusinkvelt, Caiden Smuliins, (front row) Ben Kramp, Ryam SandersKramp, Luis Alvarado, Olivia Sloane and Luka Benjamin.

That summer rite of passage which many young people undergo in Mid West agricultural communities is well underway.

The job of roguing and detasseling seed corn fields is a thankless task. The job takes place in the heat of summer. Workers walk up and down rows of corn with little air circulation. That is just one of the trials the workers endure along with the blazing summer sun.

This summer a number of Nuckolls County youthful residents are earning money by heading to the fields.

The students in this area are employed by S & J Detasseling, a Hastings firm. The company hires students...

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