Corn Detasseling
2018 Detasseling Season

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Updated May 24, 2018

Divisions of Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC.: 

Five Star Detasseling and Portage Detasseling with Andy Simmons.


Plainwell and Otsego:  Sign-up meeting dates listed below:

If you are from Plainwell please come to the Otsego meeting. We may not have a sign-up time/location in Plainwell however we want all Plainwell workers to sign-up and work this year. Please come to the Otsego sing-up time/location. Thank You! 

Wednesday May 30, 2018

Cafeteria at the Washington Street Elementary School, Otsego


All Meetings Times will be at 7:00 p.m.

(You only need to attend one meeting)

If you filled out paperwork last year, you still need to fill out paperwork again this year. 

Tell your friends about the meeting and give them the web page so they can get the information needed to bring for sign up.

What to bring to the meeting:

(Please read the list carefully so that you have all the needed items to sign up for detasseling 2018).

  1. A Parent or Legal Guardian.

  2. Photocopy of birth certificate (photocopy of both sides, front and back). (We will need to keep the photocopy of the birth certificate).
  3. Your original Social Security card AND a photocopy (photocopy of both sides, front and back) Yes, we need to see the original Social Security card and a photocopy of the Social Security card.
  4. Your school ID or Drivers License AND a photocopy of the school ID or Drivers License.
  5. Bank info, savings or checking account number AND your bank routing number. (All workers will be direct deposit).
  6. An ink pen (not a pencil).

              Any questions check out our web site:



                 Age: 13 and older by July 1, 2018


Portage Sign-up Info: 

Send us an e-mail if you have a desire to work this year we may be holding a late sign-up meeting.

Questions? e-mail us at


Kalamazoo - Sorry to inform you because of a reduction in corn acres to detassel in the summer of 2018 we will not be providing you with work during the summer of 2018.

This year there is a reduction in detasseling acres we will be needing fewer workers than the past years, So be sure to come to one of the meetings with all your information and get signed up. The first to get their paperwork in and completed will be the first on the list to work.

Divisions of Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC.: Five Star Detasseling and Portage Detasseling with Andy Simmons.


Questions about pay checks?

First read the information under the payroll information tab found under the Detasseling Information tab above.

Still have questions after reading the payroll tab information please send us an e-mail.


Kalamazoo, Constantine, White Pigeon, Three Rivers, Edwardsburg, and Middlebury sorry to inform you that we will not be providing pick-up points at your schools during the summer of 2018. Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC. will not be working with Pioneer Hi-Bred in 2018 so we will not be providing you with detasseling work in 2018, Sorry! It was great working with those individuals from the schools listed above over the last few years. 


BUS PICK-UP LOCATIONS: Plainwell - Otsego - Portage


QUESTIONS? send us an e-mail at


Continue to remember DAILY WORK DAY REMINDERS! (found under the Detasseling Information tab).

We will use the web page as the main source of communication to everyone detasseling this year with Great Lakes Detasseling, LLC.

Remember to check the website in the evening (after 6:00 p.m.) for the latest updates as plans will and do change from day to day. 


We are not responsible for electronics i.e. cell phones, iPods, mp3-players, etc...