The jobs of a farm assistant are plentiful in Iowa, but not every Iowa farm is eligible for such a position.
That’s where a new statewide program could help those looking to make a living, as well as those looking for a more traditional role.
Farm Assistants for Iowa, as the program is called, offers a number of opportunities for farm workers in the state.
The program will be offered to those who work on Iowa’s farmland from farm to fork, from field to field.
While the positions are technically unpaid, the program encourages workers to take a pay cut and to participate in a variety of community activities.
Those who qualify will be eligible for a pay raise of 10% annually through the end of the year, and will be able to get paid for the work they do.
In some cases, the pay increase will be tied to their current salary, but other times it will be based on the wage that they were earning at the time of the job offer.
The Iowa Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural trade association, has also called the program an opportunity to improve the lives of Iowa farm workers.
The group said the program could increase farm worker earnings by up to 15%.
“Farmers are among the hardest-working people on the farm,” said Andrew Miller, director of the Iowa Farm bureau.
“They’re the people who are the ones who get to pick and choose what to harvest and what to grow.”
Iowa’s agricultural industry is booming, and more and more people are looking for work.
About 75,000 farm jobs are expected to be created in Iowa this year.
The state’s farm workforce is expected to grow by 40,000 in 2021, according to the Iowa Department of Labor and Workforce Development.
To find a position, a farm worker must have a valid ID and be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.
The positions will typically pay between $20 and $40 per hour, depending on the position.
A farm assistant is typically the farm worker’s personal assistant and also is often required to do farm chores, such as tending to crops.
Farm assistants will be paid at the rate of $10 to $15 per hour.
However, they will be required to complete additional training in fields, including crop picking, hoeing, and even planting.
A $10 minimum wage is the average minimum wage in Iowa.
There is also a $7.25 per hour wage floor in the agricultural industry, which is set by the Iowa Labor Commission.
In some cases the pay will be linked to the salary that a farm aide was making when the position was first offered, which would increase the pay.
Farm Assistant Jobs in Iowa was created by the Farm Bureau of Iowa and is part of a statewide pilot program that was launched last year.
Iowa’s farm bureau was also the first to launch a farm assistants program in 2015.
The state has already hired about 3,000 new farm assistants over the past year, according the Iowa farm bureau.
The program is being funded through a $5 million grant from the Iowa Economic Development Corp.
A small percentage of the work being done on farms will be handled by a farm farm assistant.
The jobs include helping with harvest, picking crops, preparing meals, and tending to livestock.