Farm Rescue Adds New State to Service Footprint

HORACE, N.D, February 26, 2024 – Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization that provides free planting, haying, harvesting, commodity hauling and livestock feeding assistance to farm families who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster, will soon be adding Wisconsin to its growing list of service states.

Operations will begin with harvest assistance as of July 1, 2024, with planting, haying, commodity hauling and livestock feeding support to follow in 2025 and for years to come. These services will be available to eligible farm families across the Badger State.

This expansion is being made possible through the generosity of several major donors and sponsors, including John Deere, Anheuser-Busch through its brand Busch Light and Nutrien Ag Solutions. Farm Rescue has also received equipment support for its Wisconsin operations through John Deere at both the corporate and local dealer levels. The company is helping to coordinate delivery of a combine for 2024 harvest assistance efforts in Wisconsin and the surrounding region, as well as supplying tech support and service for Farm Rescue’s initial launch of operations in the state.

“Farm Rescue is very thankful for the unwavering support from our family of supporters in helping us grow our service area,” said Bill Gross, Founder & President, Farm Rescue. “We look forward to extending a helping hand to farm families in crisis within the state of Wisconsin.”

With the addition of Wisconsin in July 2024, Farm Rescue and its volunteer workforce will now serve a total of 9 states. The nonprofit is currently accepting applications for assistance from families within its existing service states, including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Montana and South Dakota. Any farm family experiencing a major injury, illness or natural disaster is encouraged to apply at or by calling 701-252-2017. Referrals are also welcome.

Farm Rescue is asking the media and general public to help raise awareness of this available assistance throughout the Badger State.

About Farm Rescue

Farm Rescue was founded in 2005 and has helped more than 1,000 families since its inception. The organization’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 labor to perform time-sensitive services. Applications for assistance are currently being accepted and can be obtained at or by calling 701-252-2017.