Wautoma, WI
Current Conditions
0:56 AM CDT
Clear
Temperature
58°F
Dew Point
40°F
Humidity
51%
Wind
CM at 0 mph
Barometer
30.22 in. F
Visibility
10.00 mi.
Sunrise
05:24 a.m.
Sunset
08:23 p.m.
Evening Forecast (7:00pm-Midnight)
Temperatures will range from 71 to 47 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 7 miles per hour from the southeast. No precipitation is expected.
7-Day Forecast
Friday
71°F / 41°F
Clear
Saturday
75°F / 48°F
Partly Cloudy
Sunday
68°F / 57°F
Light Rain
Monday
75°F / 63°F
Light Rain
Tuesday
82°F / 59°F
Light Rain
Wednesday
77°F / 59°F
Partly Cloudy
Thursday
78°F / 60°F
Light Rain
Detailed Short Term Forecast
Issued at 0:56 AM CDT
Friday...Temperatures will range from a high of 71 to a low of 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will range between 1 and 7 miles per hour from the southsoutheast. No precipitation is expected.
Overnight ...Temperatures will range from 45 to 41 degrees with clear skies. Winds will remain steady around 6 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
Saturday...Temperatures will range from a high of 75 to a low of 48 degrees with partly cloudy skies. Winds will range between 5 and 8 miles per hour from the south. No precipitation is expected.
The typical asparagus season in Michigan runs from mid-April through June.

The typical asparagus season in Michigan runs from mid-April through June.

Need a short-term job? Michiganasparagus growers are ready to hire

April 12, 2012 | 0 comments

Michigan's asparagus growers are looking to hire hundreds of farm workers in the next two weeks to begin harvesting this year's crop.

"Michigan's asparagus growers help feed the nation, create jobs, and boost the state's agricultural economy," said Belen Ledezma, director of migrant, immigrant and seasonal worker services for the Workforce Development Agency, State of Michigan.

"This year growers are in danger of losing their crop and the benefits it brings unless they can hire enough workers to harvest it. Our job fair will give people an opportunity to see what it takes to do the job and earn some extra springtime cash."

The typical asparagus season in Michigan runs from mid-April through June. Michigan growers are looking to hire up to 229 workers immediately, with more openings expected in the coming weeks.

Michigan asparagus, unlike asparagus from other states, is hand-snapped above the ground, yielding a more tender and flavorful product. Workers harvest the asparagus while riding specially designed picking carts.

The job is physically demanding, and workers must have the ability to sit in a bent position for long periods of time, the strength to lift up to 25 pounds, excellent reach and coordination, and a willingness to work outdoors in all kinds of weather.

Asparagus workers typically are paid on a piece rate, with skilled harvesters earning more than $10 an hour. Workers are guaranteed to make at least Michigan's minimum wage of $7.40 an hour.

"Last year, Michigan growers mowed off more than a million pounds of asparagus because we lacked an adequate workforce to harvest it," said John Bakker, president of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board.

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