When Van Brownlee lost his life after a heart attack in May, his neighbors decided to come together and harvest the crop for his family.
It’s what farmers in Iowa do for each other, especially in small towns like St. Charles, Truro and Peru, says Lisa Brownlee.
Her husband, Van Brownlee, died of a heart attack in May, shortly after he finished planting his crop. He was 58.
Three dozen neighbors swarmed Brownlee’s fields Wednesday with combines, grain carts and semis to bring in his last crop — about 235 acres of corn and 165 acres of soybeans.