How Farm Rescue Helps Farmers Through a Crisis
Recorded On: 06/22/2023
Summary: Farm Rescue’s mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury, or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and volunteer workforce to plant, hay or harvest their crop. Come explore why Farm Rescue was founded and how the organization has grown through time.
Intended Audience: Anyone who works with or knows a farmer suffering a major illness, injury, or natural disaster whom Farm Rescue can help provide machinery and labor to get their field work done.
Objectives: During this webinar, participants will…
- Learn about Farm Rescue operations and how farm families can apply for assistance
- Learn how volunteers can apply to operate machinery, and how sponsors can donate to support farm families
- Hear stories about how this non-profit is stepping in to support farm families when they need help most
Ben Smith, BS
Ben joined Farm Rescue at the beginning of 2023 and currently lives in Gilbert, Iowa. Ben grew up on his family’s row crop farm in Southeast Iowa and has worked for other row crop and livestock farms his entire career. Ben worked as an assistant row crop manager for Summit Farms in Alden, IA for 5.5 years before coming to Farm Rescue. Earlier in his career, Ben sold John Deere equipment in Story City, IA, and sold Ag Leader and other precision ag products in Ames, IA. Serving as a certified volunteer Firefighter/EMT, Ben has been part of Gilbert-Franklin Township Rescue Agency for 14 years.