Bill Gross, president and founder of Farm Rescue, has been invited to speak at the 2008 Republican National Convention next week in St. Paul, Minn. The convention is Sept. 1-4.
Gross will deliver his speech on Monday. His remarks will reflect the theme selected for the convention’s first night: service and putting others first.
People Magazine readers may notice some local faces along with those of celebrities within the publication this week.
Farm Rescue, a non-profit organization founded by Bill Gross, a commercial pilot and former farmboy from around Cleveland, N.D., helps farmers who are in need of assistance because of an injury, illness or accident.
Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded to help farm families that have experienced a major injury, is being featured by CNN.
The segment was scheduled to premiere Thursday during Larry King Live.
Farm Rescue has provided free planting or harvesting assistance to 59 farm families since its inception in 2006.
The sight of volunteers from around the country planting soybeans amid the ruins of Damian and Martha Kappenman’s farm brought tears to the eyes of the owners.
They are recipients of a one-of-a-kind program called Farm Rescue that is helping plant and harvest crops for injured, ill or disaster-stricken farmers.
By Blake Nicholson, The Associated Press
, June 14, 2008
Farm Rescue, a nonprofit organization founded to help farm families who have experienced a major injury, illness or natural disaster, announced the selection of 24 farmers who will be receiving free planting assistance this spring. This is double the number of farm families selected during the spring of 2007.
After 33 and a half years as a county agent for the NDSU Extension Service Tom Olson is retiring, but he won’t give up his love for agriculture and helping out the producer who needs a hand.
“I’m going to work with Farm Rescue and spend more time with family,” he said. “I got involved in the startup of Farm Rescue when I met Bill Gross in December 2004. Bill had the idea and needed some contacts. When they incorporated I became the vice president.”
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