Community News Corporation | Byron, MN

Latest Dodge Center, MN, weather
weather sponsored by


Advanced Search

Home
News
• News
• Agri-Business
Obituaries
Sports
Opinion
Legals
Classifieds
The City Pages of West Concord

Feedback
Community Links
Contact Us






Expressions Hair Studio

home : news : news April 26, 2017

3/29/2017 4:36:00 PM
Hay help from Hayfield
John Scott, pictured with his daughter Montana and dog Rufus, has spearheaded a convoy, a 700 mile trek, to bring hay and fencing supplies to Kansas farmers who have been devastated by fires. Montana will be going along. Rufus will be staying home. Photo by Tara Lindquist
+ click to enlarge
John Scott, pictured with his daughter Montana and dog Rufus, has spearheaded a convoy, a 700 mile trek, to bring hay and fencing supplies to Kansas farmers who have been devastated by fires. Montana will be going along. Rufus will be staying home. Photo by Tara Lindquist

By Tara Lindquist

Wildfires burned through Kansas earlier this month leaving nothing but charred pastures and incinerated farm animals in its wake. Media estimates report half a million acres burned.

To help with the devastation in Kansas, area farmers are organizing a hay convoy. John Scott, owner of VS Family Farms, is organizing the convoy.

"I was sitting at a volleyball tournament on Saturday and was thinking about ways we could help," he said. "Governor Dayton had signed a proclamation allowing hay to be brought out of state without permits so I thought this was a way we could help."

Scott will be gifting his own hay and will also be picking up others hay "gifts" this week from area farmers that want to donate.

So far, he has stops in Elko, Minnesota and Northwood, Iowa. He also heard from a group out of Glenwood, Wisconsin that will either be dropping hay off or will be joining them in their 700 mile trek to Kansas.

When asked why he was organizing the donation convoy he responded, "We're farmers it's what we do - we're a community. If something happened to us I would want someone to step in and help."

Scott said it's not only hay that is needed, fencing materials are needed as well.

"-Pastures and building sites went up in flames in a matter of minutes, there wasn't time to save much."

He added that it will take quite a while for the pasture land to start to grow again.

Anyone interested in gifting hay, money to purchase hay or fencing supplies, can contact Scott at 438-1100. Trucks will be loaded Sunday, April 2, and the semis will leave at 6 a.m. on April 3.

At press time, there were five semis, one pick up and trailer making the trip.


Claremont Service




Article Comment Submission Form
Please feel free to submit your comments.

Article comments are not posted immediately to the Web site. Each submission must be approved by the Web site editor, who may edit content for appropriateness. There may be a delay of 24-48 hours for any submission while the web site editor reviews and approves it.

Note: All information on this form is required. Your telephone number is for our use only, and will not be attached to your comment.
Submit an Article Comment
First Name:
Required
Last Name:
Required
Telephone:
Required
Email:
Required
Comment:
Required
Passcode:
Required
Anti-SPAM Passcode Click here to see a new mix of characters.
This is an anti-SPAM device. It is not case sensitive.
   








Field Crest
Safeway Agency
Whitewater Tax
Dodge Center Chiropractic
ExtrasLife
Community News Corp • Byron Review, 507.322.6020, byronreview@gmail.com
Star Herald, 507.374.6531, cnceditor@kmtel.com

Software © 1998-2017 1up! Software, All Rights Reserved