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Published August 22, 2013, 08:14 PM

Fergus Falls rotary groups donate farm equipment to a village in Africa

Rotary groups in Fergus Falls have transformed a village in Africa by donating a simple, familiar tool in our region, farm equipment. Titan Equipment agreed to work with Fergus Falls rotary on donating two tractors along with other farm equipment to a rural village in Zimbabwe.

Rotary groups in Fergus Falls have transformed a village in Africa by donating a simple, familiar tool in our region, farm equipment. Titan Equipment agreed to work with Fergus Falls rotary on donating two tractors along with other farm equipment to a rural village in Zimbabwe.

A Fergus Falls couple, also Rotarians, were doing mission work there and helped with the details. The Rotary groups raised tens of thousands of dollars for the project. The African country is under a dictatorship and food often becomes scarce. With the equipment and donated seed and fertilizer, the village can get land into production.

November is planting time in Zimbabwe and so it is hoped the farmers there can use the tractors to clear land and prep the land for planting. Corn and potatoes, and sugar beans are big crops there.

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