Nikki Johansen, Ryder, N.D., won a 5,000-bushel hopper bin in the Farm Rescue Foundation’s first annual grain bin raffle.
"We had Farm Rescue help us by seeding our crop this spring," Johansen says "I truly thank God for the Farm Rescue Foundation and blessing us with this wonderful gift of a grain bin. We entered the raffle because we wanted to make a donation to the organization. We will definitely utilize the grain bin on our farm. The Farm Rescue Foundation is a great organization, and we are so thankful for them. They are a true help to farmers."
The Rugby FFA chapter sold the most raffle tickets. They competed with Bismarck, Central Cass, Center, Divide County, Finley/Sharon, Garrison, Glen Ullin, Granville, Hillsboro, Killdeer, Mott, New Salem, Ray, Rugby, South Heart, Wilton, Bottineau, Fessenden, Glenburn, Harvey and Mandan FFA chapters to see who could sell the most ticket.
"The Farm Rescue Foundation mission and our FFA mission go hand in hand," says Travis Fritel, Rugby FFA chapter advisor. "The Farm Rescue Foundation is simply people helping people. They want to help farmers and ranchers continue their passion. We are learning to do, doing to learn, earning to live and living to serve. It’s lifelong service to people, helping to keep a sustainable future of farming."
The winner’s name was drawn at luncheon at the Envision Co-op in Rugby, N.D., where the bin was on display for the past several months. In addition to Envision Cooperative, raffle sponsors included Bremer Bank, Gooseneck Implement, Farm Credit Services of North Dakota, North Star Community Credit Union, Heart of America Ag Services, Rugby Livestock Auction, North Central Ag, First International Bank & Trust, McGuire’s, Merchants Bank, Schill Construction, and Ideal Seed.
About Farm Rescue
Farm Rescue provides planting, harvesting, haying, hay and commodity hauling, and livestock feeding assistance to farm and ranch families who have experienced a major injury, illness, or natural disaster. It has assisted more than 530 farm families since inception in 2006.
For more information, visit farmrescue.org.
Source: Farm Rescue