Dozens of farmers came together to support a family after their father passed away unexpectedly, leaving five fields unharvested.
Paul Baker of Baker farm in Creston, Iowa passed away unexpectedly last week, leaving his farm unharvested and his daughters unsure of what to do – and that’s where the community of farmers stepped in, reported KCCI 8.
Dozens of farmers from the area came together with the help of 18 combines, 40 tractor trailers, and 20 grain carts to harvest five fields, a total of 500 acres, in one single day.
“The small town community, you can’t beat it. You can’t beat the generosity and the example that every single one of these people who came out today, the example they’re setting for their children, for their children’s children. Because this is how a community comes together and it’s just what life is all about,” Baker’s daughter, Meredith Wulf, said.
To aid in the effort, a local business provided lunch for the farmers, and students from a nearby school decorated the lunch sacks and wrote thank you notes.