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Farm Bureau benefit helps South Dakota farmers

WESTON (WAOW) - Central Wisconsin farmers lent a helping hand to farmers in another state Saturday night.

This is after a massive blizzard in South Dakota wiped out more than 24,000 livestock back in October.

The Wisconsin Farm Bureau hosted a benefit at Dale's Weston Lanes in Weston.

Dinner was served and several items including firearms and barbecue grills were raffled off.  All the money went towards the South Dakota Farm Bureau to help replace livestock.
"Local businesses know how important agriculture is to Wisconsin's economy. They want to support. They want to promote and most importantly, they want to see agriculture stay strong in north central Wisconsin," said Beth Schaefer, the co-chair of Helping Hands for the Heartland.

Organizers say they think the event was so successful because farmers understand this could happen to anyone.
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