Sunflowers for a cause near Hecker
On Route 156 near Hecker, passers-by admire four acres of sunflowers lining the road.
Now, the family farm is harnessing the flowers’ beauty to make a difference across the world.
Dale and Kay Haudrich, owners of the farm, are part of Growing Hope Globally, a non-denominational organization that seeks to create sustainable solutions to end hunger in other countries.
The Haudrichs are donating profits generated by a select three acres of corn on their farm to the non-denominational organization, along with free-will donations received from those visiting the sunflower fields.
Growing Hope will then use the donation to provide agricultural development programs to farmers in other parts of the world, which include anything and everything from training on best farming practices to providing access to clean water.
“It’s just a good feeling because people over there are so appreciative of it, and a dollar or small token to them goes so far in helping them develop and learn how to be better stewards of the land,” Dale said.
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