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Published August 23, 2013, 04:49 PM

Rotary and Titan Project donate to Africa

Fergus Falls, MN(WDAY TV) - Otter Tail is known for its lakes and farm country. Now, Fergus Falls Rotarians are sharing a little bit of ag with a village in Africa.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fergus Falls, MN(WDAY TV) - Otter Tail is known for its lakes and farm country. Now, Fergus Falls Rotarians are sharing a little bit of ag with a village in Africa.

Titan Equipment agreed to work with Fergus Falls rotary on donating and shipping two tractors along with other farm equipment to a rural village in Zimbabwe.

A Fergus Falls couple, also Rotarians, was doing mission work there and helped with the details.

The groups raised tens of thousands of dollars for the project.

The African country is under a dictatorship and food often becomes scarce. With the equipment and donated seed and fertilizer, the village can get land into production.

Dr. Rud Wasson- Fergus Falls Rotary: “Planting season is in November and so we want more land planted and ready to go when their planting season started.”

It wasn't that many years ago that Zimbabwe was the breadbasket of South Africa, and now today's generation of farmers wants that prosperity back, despite living in a country run by a dictator.

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