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Farm Rescue is helping farmers get through the harvest in times of need

Farm Rescue helps farmers across the Midwest while dealing with an outside crisis.

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Volunteers of Farm Rescue work the fields of Tom Odegard in Georgetown, Minnesota.
Finn Harrison
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GEORGETOWN, Minn. — Some farmers across the country are struggling to get into the field this harvest season dealing with an outside crisis. Farm Rescue wants to help.

Farm Rescue is a volunteer based organization helping farmers who are struggling stay above water during the busiest time of the year.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, the organization made the trip to Georgetown to work the fields of a farmer who broke his leg in May.

"It's just very reassuring and just takes a lot of weight off your shoulders. You breathe and sleep a little bit better at night" said Georgetown farmer Tom Odegard.

Farm Rescue has helped more than 1,000 farmers since their start in 2006. Their services have expanded to seven states across the Midwest.

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"We have volunteers that come from across the country to be this hand up and provide a little extra assistance to these families in a great time of need. Just an incredible group of people that are out here doing this," said Dan Erdmann, program manager of Farm Rescue.

"We're here to kind of lift the burden not only for the farm family that needs a little extra help but also the community that surrounds them and lets them know that there is still help here that is going to carry them through and allows them to focus on their own stuff too," Erdmann said.

Visit Farm Rescue's website for more information on how to volunteer or seek assistance.

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