- What is the working environment for a farm laborer?
- What skills does this farm laborer need in order to be successful at her job?
- What equipment is this farm laborer using to do her job?
#5 Occupation: Farm Laborer, Unpaid Family Worker
Many jobs on the farm, such as harvesting a large field of cucumbers for the Heinz Company near Muscatine, Iowa, required several people to do. In the 1950s, many families worked together in order to have enough help to do all of the jobs on a farm. Many farm wives were a significant part of the farming operation, and they shared in the profits that the farm made.