U.S. Senator Kent Conrad, center, visits with Dennis Bauer, left, and Farm Rescue founder Bill Gross at Bauer's farm near Bowbells, ND. In August of 2010, Bauer's home, farmstead and farm equipment were destoryed by a tornado.
After his visit, Conrad commended Farm Rescue and the organization's spirit of "neighbor helping neigbhor," saying that Farm Rescue sets a great example for the rest of the country. "People are always going to suffer disasters; that's something we always confront," Conrad said. "But to have neighbors step forward and say, 'We're going to be there for you,' that means a lot."