01 Nov “Day to Remember” 30 Days of Ag Tech…. 1/30 www.AgTechTalk.com
Nov 1, 2014
Well it’s that time of year, time for Holly Spangler’s 30 day blog. This is the second year I have done this, takes a lot of work but it’s fun to share and read everyone’s stories.
Welcome to this blog as it will feature the latest in “Ag Tech” which is being used now more than ever in our farming operations. We’ll be covering lots of great advancements in Ag, stay tuned!
BUT this post most will be a bit different than all the others.
Couple weeks ago I was asked to help record a special event in Eastern IL. Why is this event be so special to me? Local farm family had tragedy strike them Oct 17 at a local football game when their son was involved in an accident during the game. Read Here
Growing up on our family farm in Tiskilwa IL, we always did what we could to assist other farmers when needed. I remember several times going to help with my dad to help others who needed us. When tragedy struck our family in early 90’s, our family was on the receiving end of help during my mothers battle with Leukemia. Not really sure it’s possible to understand how much that meant to us. To this day, I am SO thankful for all the families who helped us.
Well today was one of the unforgettable days for the Schaumburg family, as over 100 people arrived on their family farm today in Watseka IL to help them complete the 2014 Harvest. What an amazing day, harvested 900 acres, over 180,000 bushels, 14 combines, many trucks & augers carts… simply amazing.
Please keep Hayden Schaumburg in your prayers and PLEASE if possible donate to the family. Important to understand that 100% of the funds go direct to Hayden (see link below).
From the Schaumburg family posted on GoFundMe
“Hayden Schaumburg is a 16 year old young man from Watseka, Illinois. On October 17th Hayden was injured in an on field play during his high school football game. He injured his 4th and 5th vertebrae and is suffering from a compressed spinal cord. Hayden has been hospitalized in Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois since his accident.
Hayden is an inspiring young man who is involved in his community as well as his acedemic life. He is the President of his FFA at Watseka Community High School. He is also a Section 10 Secretary for FFA. He holds FFA very dear to his heart. He is involved with his local 4-H club and also shows his cattle at the Iroquois County Fair.
Hayden also takes part in the Watseka Sensations which is his schools show choir team. He is a member of the National Honor Society. Hayden has also been a participant of his high school track and football teams.
As he is involved in several activities he is a very determined individual who helps on his family farm- from doing cattle chores before school to helping in the fields. THIS is his pride and joy!
Hayden is an outstanding member of the community, farm life, and school. Please keep Hayden in your thoughts and prayers as he endures this long road ahead of him to bring him to his fullest potential that he can fullfill.
Your generosity is sincerely appreciated.”
Thank you all, sincerely.
Chad E. Colby
Welcome to the 2014 edition of 30 days of Ag Tech. Follow along with my friend Holly Spangler’s Prairie Farmer blog to connect with other bloggers showcasing an array of 30 Day features.
Here’s a selection of photos from the day.