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The edges of the field: How Wesleyan farmers are helping to end hunger

Can we end hunger in this world? Should we even try? One only needs to look as far as the book of Leviticus to know that God has not only given us the command to feed the hungry but also the instructions on how to accomplish it.

"When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap to the very edges of your field, or gather the gleanings of your harvest: you shall leave them for the poor and for the alien" (Leviticus 23:22).

Kenton and Autumn Hofer, farmers in South Dakota, have found a way to live out this command. Through their involvement in the Foods Resource Bank

08/11/2015 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

Nonprofit plants corn for Bridgewater, SD farmer

BRIDGEWATER — Kenton and Autumn Hofer are no strangers to helping others.
Kenton Hofer has built a house on a mission trip to Guatemala, and the Bridgewater couple donate crops to Foods Resource Bank, a Christian organization that takes money from donated crops and turns it into grant funds for agricultural development.

So in February, when Kenton knew he’d need a bone marrow transplant, they went online and filled out an application to receive assistance from Farm Aid, a nonprofit organization that rallies volunteers to provide planting and harvesting assistance to farmers who have experienced major injury, illness or disaster.

07/17/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More

SD couple spearhead effort to donate crops to countries in need

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BRIDGEWATER, S.D. — In 2007, Kenton Hofer took a mission trip to Guatemala. While there, he helped build a house for an 82-year-old widow, who every afternoon would sit on a rock and shell corn, one ear at a time, so she could have supper.

Upon witnessing the woman’s poor living conditions and her hands, crippled from arthritis and poor health, the rural Bridgewater farmer knew he needed to do more than build a house.

05/28/2013 | Comments: 0 | Add Comment | Read More
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