Speech to Text for Friends gather to help fallen farmer harvest crops
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together to help a family that recently suffered a deep loss. terry boyle á who had a lifeá long love for farming á died at the beginning of september. he was 69 years old. this week á a group of friends and neighbors showed up to harvest boyle's crops. kimt news 3's alex jirgens has that story. xxx nat! around 20 to 25 people came out with their combines and tractors to the boyle farmstead to help with harvesting the crops. nat! kevin noss was one of terry boyle's close friends. "we would talk about the crops and we would talk about the markets and we very seldomly talked about politics." he and his wife helped organize the effort to get everyone to help with the harvest... which moved forward as planned despite concerns about the weather. "we all had the snow, i thought let's go do it thursday and get the corn out of the way. the weather has straightened out and the guys here combining and auger wagon wanna try beans today, this afternoon or tomorrow." he notes that much like what helpers are doing today... terry would've done the same if another farmer was in a pinch. "he would be the first one to come, first one to call, first one to help." and this isn't the first time fellow farmers have worked together to help the boyles. terry's wife carol remembers when her husband needed help with harvesting 12 years ago. "he had a heart valve replacement and they were here for him then. but that year, he was here to watch, with me, to watch it. and this year... there he is." she says that terry would be proud that those helping are carrying on his legacy... and helping her get through this time. "i found out i have a strong family. but i have several families. i have my church family, i have my work family, and i have my farmer family. and the farmers harvested 265 acres of corn and soybeans altogether.///