Farm Rescue is honored to provide assistance to family farms in the midst of major crises, with hopes they may extend their farming legacy for generations to come. This was the mission when operations first began in 2006 and it has remained, unchanged, throughout each milestone in the organization’s history. In the summer of 2020, Farm Rescue reached another important benchmark by assisting its 700th farm family. The fourth-generation farm of Joel and Karmell Newman near Sawyer, ND was the site of this historic event. Joel had recently undergone liver and bile duct resection surgery, which required a recovery period of around two months. The timing of the surgery and rehabilitation greatly interfered with the Newmans' harvest operations and Farm Rescue volunteers were privileged to provide support during the family’s busy wheat season. Joel continued his recovery and is anxious to return to the field in 2021. His son, Carter, also plans to continue operations as the fifth generation on the Newman farm.