GROW Podcast

Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Work of Farm Rescue

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Imagine that a farmer poured months into growing their crop. They spent the entire growing season running their numbers, conducting soil tests, scouting fields, and produced the best crop they’ve ever had. Out of nowhere, they have a heart attack and can’t harvest this season. Farming is one of the most physically demanding jobs in America. Unfortunately, illness and accidents can occur at unideal times.

Farm Rescue is an organization with over 600 volunteers on call to help a farm in the case of an accident like the one above. Landus ‪GROW Grain Marketing Advisor, Ashley Kaldenberg hosts Farm Rescue’s Development Officer, Terry Johnston to talk about how Farm Rescue has been a literal lifesaver to farming operations across the United States.

Highlights:

  • Farm Rescue is active in: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  • They can dispatch volunteers to help plant, hay, or harvest their crop, and feed livestock.
  • Their services are provided to any farmer who’s experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster.
  • They come with their own equipment if necessary
  • Services are free to the farmer If you, or someone you know, needs Farm Rescue Services, send in your information to their website https://farmrescue.org/