VALLEY CITY, N.D. ( – Barnes County farmer Garrett McFadgen was seriously injured in a farm related accident last March.

Garrett was working on the family farm Northwest of Valley City, preparing to unload portable livestock corral panels from a flatbed trailer. The load flipped and knocked Garrett off the trailer deck. The panels fell directly on top of his mid-section. Garrett was life-flighted to Sanford Medical Center in Fargo and treated for a broken back, fractured vertebra in his neck, broken ribs and several other injuries.

Garrett’s rehab and recovery continue. He describes himself as a walking miracle.

On Tuesday, May 18th Garrett got some help planting his corn and soybeans thanks to Farm Rescue. Field Operations Manager Luke Benedict said four volunteers from Iowa helped plant 620 acres of soybeans and 220 acres of corn.

A benefit for Garrett will be held June 12th at the Sibley Sobusters featuring a free will Bar-B-Que dinner, Live auction, Pallet of beer raffle and music by Powerglide, Country, Rock and Rockabilly.

To learn more about how Farm Rescue helps farm families who have suffered an injured, illness or natural disaster, go to their website

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