Farmer attacked by cow gets help from Farm Rescue

"It's overwhelming. It's one of those things that it's hard to put into words how thankful we are for their help."

WALCOTT, N.D. (KVRR) — Farmers helping farmers. From as far as Iowa, farmers helped a North Dakota farmer who suffered a recent injury.

“Being a farmer we never want to ask for any help and when help is offered we sometimes are hesitant to take people up on it,” Farm owner, Robert Nord said.

Robert Nord has been farming for 30 years, but due to recent events he was left unable to tend to his land.

“Robert has kind of been through the ringer the last few months. He was attacked by a cow which led to a broken back, shortly thereafter he contracted COVID and shortly after that; just in the last few weeks, he underwent gallbladder surgery. So, he’s been dealing with a lot and it’s kind of that time of year where you need to be in the field and need to be getting things done,” Farm Rescue Program Manager Dan Erdmann said

Thanks to non-profit organization Farm Rescue Nord will have plenty of corn and soybean crops to harvest.

“We always like to help the farming community. I grew up on a farm and that’s what you do. You help people when they have needs. So, to be able to come in with very good equipment that’s precision equipment it’s very accurate and we can cover a lot of acres in a short period of time,” Farm Rescue Volunteer Ron Donohue said.

The assistance provided will help his family tremendously.

“Farming is our sole income. So, it means a lot to be able to get the crop in on time so we have a chance to have a decent production year,” says Nord.

“This is a very important time of year for these are the seeds that will be harvested in the fall and that’s where the income comes for a farm family,” Erdmann added.

Nord says he is grateful to receive support from farmers like himself.

“It’s overwhelming. It’s one of those things that it’s hard to put into words how thankful we are for their help,” Nord said.

Farm Rescue has helped more than 700 farmer families since its inception in 2005.

Categories: Agriculture, North Dakota News