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Indiana farmers help grieving grandfather finish harvest


When tragedy struck the Connersville, Indiana, farming community this harvest, neighbors came together to get the job done.

According to Fox 59 Indianapolis, Steve Wollyung was headed out to harvest the last 112 acres of his farm on November 5 when his 4-year-old granddaughter Ayla, who was playing in a grain wagon, became trapped. First responders were able to safely remove her from the grain wagon, but she later died from her injuries at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

A friend of the Wollyung family called a few farmers who were done with #Harvest16 and asked if they would be willing to help. A few  turned into more than 60 people from several counties willing to donate their time and equipment to help the Wollyung family.

On Saturday, November 12, the group gathered together to finish Wollyung’s harvest, bringing in 18,463 bushels by about 5 p.m. … a job Steve said would have taken him a week to do all on his own.

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