The nonprofit organization provides planting and harvesting assistance to farm families that have experience a major injury, illness or natural disaster. They are accepting planting requests from farmers in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and eastern Montana.
Families assisted are selected based on a number of factors including extent of need, farm size, farm viability, and geographic location for moving equipment and volunteers in a timely manner. Although there is no deadline to apply, applications postmarked by April 1 receive priority consideration. Each family may receive up to 1,000 acres planted free of charge.
Farm Rescue was founded by Bill Gross, a native North Dakotan and a full-time pilot for UPS Airlines.