Detasslers take to local fields, despite COVID threat

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Precautions make classic summer job doable this year

  • Detasslers are back at it this year, earmarking the middle of summer and the next step towards harvest, despite the threat of COVID-19. News-Register file photo
    Detasslers are back at it this year, earmarking the middle of summer and the next step towards harvest, despite the threat of COVID-19. News-Register file photo
  • In 2015, AHS student Trey Wilson worked on detasseling his rows in a field for WoffCo Inc. Detasseling. News-Register file photo
    In 2015, AHS student Trey Wilson worked on detasseling his rows in a field for WoffCo Inc. Detasseling. News-Register file photo
As the corn grows taller and the days get hotter a familiar sight can be found in the fields surrounding Hamilton County -- detasselers. Not even a pandemic can stop these students from working to do their part in the cycle of production. Jeremy Dubas, field manager with WoffCo, noted that a lot of planning and extra steps have been put into place to ensure student safety this year. “Number one,…

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