Mid-Michigan lending a hand to Mid-Western farmers

Published: Mar. 29, 2019 at 5:55 PM EDT
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Efforts in the Midwest are underway for flood help as the water starts to recede, and some of those efforts are coming right here out of Mid-Michigan.

News 10 caught up with a group sending supplies over to Nebraska.

"The farmers have lost everything, the communities have lost everything," said Courtney Gordon, AG Community Relief and farmer.

Courtney Gordon is a member of the AG Community Relief, and she's also a farmer.

The devastation that hit Midwestern farmers hit close to home for her.

"It's just that, it's a huge devastation. This is their livelihood and they've lost it," said Gordon.

The AG Community was born after the March 2017 wildfires that hit Kansas and Oklahoma farmers. This time around the organization wasted no time in sending help.

"We have sent two trucks out to the Nebraska area. We have contacts on the ground, so we took two trucks of supplies out and made contacts with those people so we can learn better what the needs were of the farmers and ranchers in the area," said Gordon

Courtney said the greatest need is feed for the farmers along that river banks. They will have twenty trucks from Ohio leaving this weekend to deliver hay, protein pellets, mineral, stress tubs and veterinary medicine and supplies.

"And we plan to have future trucks leaving from Michigan that are from AG Community Relief in the near future," Gordon said. "Just paying that forward I think it speaks huge about the AG industry."

The MSU Block and Bridle is holding a 50/50 raffle at their beef expo. All proceeds for to the AG Community Relief. The expo is at the MSU Pavilion, it starts March 29 and ends March 31.

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