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Volunteers harvest late Ind. farmer's final crop

Dozens of central Indiana farmers have helped relatives of a farmer who died last month harvest his final crop.

About 100 farmers manned an army of combines and trucks Wednesday that helped harvest Gerald Sullivan's corn and soybean fields near the town of Galveston.

The 76-year-old Sullivan died in early September following a non-farming accident. Within hours of his death, farmers in the small farming community began volunteering to help bring in Sullivan's final 600 acres of crops.

Sullivan's daughter, Julie Rybolt, says her father planned to retire from farming after this year and this would have been his last harvest.

She tells the Kokomo Tribune that the people who volunteered their time to harvest his fields are "a very special gathering of friends, family and neighbors."

This is an AP Member Exchange shared by the Kokomo Tribune

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