•We have several recommendations about items to
wear or bring to the field.
Eat a Good Breakfast in the morning!! It is very important to eat before work, you will feel much better.
Pioneer recommends workers to wear:
High-top shoes, because they offer more support than shoes
that do not cover the ankle. The majority
injuries occur because of uneven surfaces, so we are strongly recommending that workers
ToeShoes. Sandels are not allowed!
We work in weather than can be hot or cold; wet or
dry. Being prepared with a jacket and raincoat just makes sense.
A PONCHO is
RECOMENDED since the
corn is so wet early in the morning.
WE WILL WORK IN
THE RAIN. We will work in the rain, but of course we will
take shelter is conditions worsen (lightning and / or Thunder).
If you wake up and it is raining (even lightning and
thundering), you still need to come to the bus. We will drive to
the fields and either work in the rain, or wait out the servre weather
before we take the field.
Bandana - We will be in some tall corn and this
will help against corn rash on the neck.
A wide brimmed hat and sunscreen lotion (SPF 15 or higher) will help with sun
Insect repellent (containing DEET) is a good idea to use. Be certain to follow label
Plan on wearing layered clothing (due to hot and
cool temperatures throughout the day). This
includes long sleeved shirt and full
We provide cloth gloves, but some might find it
better to wear leather or
Moist towelettes are recommended for cleansing purposes. Additionally, plan to take a bath or shower at
the end of the day to rinse off pollen and dust.
good care of your feet, since you’ll be on them throughout the
You will get hungry (and thirsty, especially) in the
field, so bring along lunch,
snacks, and a supply of
personal drinking water. It is best to
drinking fluids. You should drink plenty
of water while working in the fields, because of the hot and humid
We will have extra water at the fields, but it is
wise for you to bring a container of water to start off your day!