Farm Rescue is providing livestock feeding assistance to Brett and Rochelle Schmidt in the Willow Lake, S.D., area on Wednesday, March 27.

Brett Schmidt recently suffered a broken leg, which has prevented him from carrying out his daily ranch work, according to a media advisory from Farm Rescue. Brett’s wife has a full-time job and his two children are currently attending school.

The Schmidts are also in the middle of calving season.

Farm Rescue is honored to provide volunteers and equipment to assist the family with their necessary livestock feeding work.

Farm Rescue has helped nearly 600 families since its inception in 2006. The organization’s mission is to help farmers and ranchers who have experienced a major illness, injury or natural disaster by providing the necessary equipment and manpower to plant, hay or harvest their crop. Farm Rescue helps farm and ranch families in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and Iowa. Applications are currently being accepted for 2019 spring planting assistance and haying assistance, as well as hay and hay hauling assistance for Nebraska ranchers affected by severe flooding. Applications can be obtained at or by calling 701-252-2017.

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