AKE Safety Equipment is very proud to be a sponsor of Farm Rescue since March 2013. Farm Rescue is a non-profit organization that plants and harvests crops for free for family farmers who have suffered a major injury, illness or disaster. The volunteer organization, which was founded in 2006, is based out of Jamestown, North Dakota. Farm Rescue has helped over 230 families since the inception of the organization. The spring 2013 planting season ended in mid-June with Farm Rescue helping 29 different families. The organization has the financial, equipment, and volunteer capabilities to help 45 farming families for 2013 in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, eastern Montana, and Minnesota.
Farm Rescue is entirely funded by grants, business and organization sponsorships and individual donations. The donations go towards purchasing equipment, maintaining Farm Rescue equipment, buying seed and harvesting supplies and other things needed for daily farm operations. Donations can be made via the Farm Rescue website. There are many corporate sponsors, including AKE, that support this great cause such as Walmart, RDO Equipment, Northland Financial, Patterson Farm Seed, Bremer Bank and much more! The organization has volunteers who come from all over the country to help farmers in need. Farm Rescue volunteers help operate equipment or provide professional services to help a farm continue to run smoothly.
It was recently announced that Farm Rescue will be sponsoring two concerts by country music artist, Jason Brown, to help raise awareness and donations for the organization. The first concert is Monday, July 15th in Oskaloosa, Iowa at the Southern Iowa Fairgrounds. The second concert is August 23rd at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Barnesville, Minnesota. You can find more information about the concerts and other upcoming events for Farm Rescue on their Facebook and Twitter Pages.
AKE believes in Farm Rescue. We are happy to be donating one of our STOP-FYRE fire extinguishers to the silent auction at the annual Farm Rescue banquet, which happens in November. AKE Safety Equipment looks forward to working with Farm Rescue for many years to come!