Since its inception in 2005, Farm Rescue has been proud to run John Deere equipment as part of our assistance operations. Without access to sponsored tractors to power our planting efforts in 2019, however, the need to purchase machines of our own became a top priority. Thanks to the generosity of many individual donors, existing business sponsors and the amazing folks at John Deere, that dream became a reality in early April. Farm Rescue volunteers and staff members were honored to take part in a Gold Key Tour at John Deere's Tractor Works facility in Waterloo, IA, which provided an opportunity to see these impressive machines come off the line and experience the quality of work that goes into building them. We are so thankful to John Deere for supporting Farm Rescue and its mission to assist farm and ranch families in crisis!