Ways to Aid Farmers and Ranchers in Recent Wildfires

Help those in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas as they fight the March 2017 wildfires that swept across the region.

 
State livestock association have set up relief efforts to aid in the crisis. 

 National Cattlemen's Beef Association shared the following information.

 

Kansas

Kansas Livestock Association is organizing hay and fencing material donations for delivery to affected areas in Kansas. To make in-kind donations, call KLA at (785) 273-5115. Cash donations can be made through the Kansas Livestock Foundation (KLF), KLA's charitable arm, by going to http://www.kla.org/donationform.aspx.

 

Colorado

There is an immediate need for hay, feed, fencing supplies, individuals willing to provide trucking, etc. for the farmers and ranchers devastated by yesterday's fires. Donations should be taken to CHS Grainland in Haxtun. A loader and scale are both available, if needed. Contact Rick Unrein 970-520-3565 for more information about dropping off donations. Donations can also be dropped off at Justin Price's farm (11222 CR 7 Sedgwick, CO). For more information, please contact: Kent Kokes 970-580-8108, John Michal 970-522-2330, or Justin Price 970-580-6315.

 

Oklahoma

If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can do so by mail or online. Make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen's Foundation and put "Fire Relief" in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395, Oklahoma City, OK 73148. To donate online, visit www.okcattlemen.org.
If you would like to donate hay or trucking services for hay, you can do so by contacting either the Harper County Extension Office at 580-735-2252 or Buffalo Feeders at 580-727-5530 to make arrangements or provide trucking services.

Information from: Northern Ag Network 2017

Texas 

Multiple fires in the Texas Panhandle have burned more than 400,000 acres in recent days. As part of a coordinated response with multiple state agencies and emergency managers, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) has been asked to solicit hay donations from local members.

Two supply points have been established to collect donated hay. Each has been listed below. If you have hay that you can donate and transport to either supply point, please contact the location directly.

Supply Point 1

202 West Main?
Lipscomb, TX ?
Contact: J.R. Spragg?
Office: 806-862-4601

Supply Point 2

301 Ball Park Drive?
Pampa, TX?
Contact: Mike Jeffcoat?
Office: 806-669-8033

Information from: Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA)

  
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