Minnesota Highlights Resources to Help Struggling Farmers
In difficult financial times for farmers, University of Minnesota Extension wants to make sure that farmers are aware of resources available to help them. These include free counseling, advice, and round-the-clock helplines. Farmers Liz and Bob Krocak are encouraging other farmers to ask for help the way they did. The Krocaks had to sell their dairy herd in May, but they have embarked on organic crop production that they hope will save their family farm. They were recently recognized as Le Sueur County Outstanding Conservationists by the Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts. “Make that call. Get some advice,” says Liz Krocak.