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Farm Rescue in Washburn

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2 horrific accidents this calving season send ambulance crews to the Washburn area.
While Farm Rescue can't heal the bones those cows broke, they can plant a few seeds of hope for the spring. 
Tonight Farm Rescue is helping 2 farmers, one is the Washburn area and one in the Underwood area whose accidents have something in common.
Ag Reporter Sarah Gustin has the story.

(Chad Berg / Farmer) "I broke my femur and my hip got partially out of place."
Chad Berg is standing by on crutches this planting season all because of an encounter in the corral with a cow this spring--that lasted only seconds. 
(Chad Berg / Farmer) "Finally she got me up against the bale feeder. The whole thing probably only last four seconds. After it happened I went to try to stand up fell down. Because I didn't feel pain. I looked back and my leg was over there. I started dragging myself toward the fence to get out so them the mother I was worried about her calf comes over to check me out and she's right behind him and that one treated me pretty much like a rag doll you could say."
A similar incident happened this spring to Washburn Farmer Alan Scholl.
His mother tells us about the incident.
(Glenda Scholl / Farmer) "Trying to move a cow and a calf to a different pasture. The calf was about a week old. She just turned and Alan was laying on the ground and she was rolling him around and head butted him and stepped on him." 
Alan's recovery is a long road ahead.
(Glenda Scholl / Mother of Farmer) "He's got fractured ribs, fractured scapula and he had a broken jaw."
While Chad expects a full recovery in 6 months.
They share more in common than just their injuries, they both needed help spring planting.
That's where Farm Rescue steps in. 
(Bill Gross / Farm Rescue Founder) " The families are always very thankful and great people. We some them coming from more remote area across the united states. we have We have volunteers from Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Florida, here right now this week."
(Glenda Scholl / Mother of Farmer) "They are very friend9ly, very easy to get along with. They are awesome to give up their time to come help us out."
(Sarah Gustin / sgustin@kxnet.com) "Gross says considering the spring they're running right about on schedule. He says they plan to help 30 farm families this spring."
(Chad Berg / Farmer) "They've been lifesavers.  Between Farm Rescue and a lot of friendly farmers, they have covered a lot of acres and made things pretty easy for me. I will probably be one of the first ones done this year and we could have been sitting still.This could have been the end of my farming career without them."

The organization has grown to helping farmers in 5 states, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Minnesota and most recently Iowa.
Gross says the organization has more than 700 volunteers.
He says they plan to harvest for more than 15 farm families this fall.

 

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