Michigan Ag Relief at it again; heading south this week


(LAPEER) – Thumb area farmers are back at it again, helping out their brothers and sisters in need. Matt Schaller and Eddie Fahley, who organized last year’s Michigan Convoy of hay and supplies to fire-damaged areas in the central United States are heading out in two days to once again provide assistance.

During their time there, the two men will volunteer their trucks to relocate hay in the area and get a sense of what is needed.

Fahley, an employee of Helena Chemicals in Imlay City, was a key cog in organizing a convoy last spring of farmers from all over Michigan and points beyond.

When the group of more than 60 trucks left Perry, Michigan with a police escort, they stretched for miles down I-69. Schaller said this year, hay is in big demand in Oklahoma, and they are also hoping to gather supplies for young new-born livestock.

Schaller, who is a truck driver for Hunt Farms near Davison, said depending on what they see on their trip this week, a larger convoy could be organized for later this spring