We’ve teamed up with Whites Farm Supply, Case IH and James Wesley to ‘Thank a Farmer.' One farmer will win a $2500 White's Farm Supply gift certificate and a personal phone call from Wesley to 'Thank a Farmer. Today we recognize the Rauscher Family Farm in West Leyden nominated by Lori Aless.  Here's their story:

I am writing in to nominate The Rauscher family; Karl & Carolann and their 3 sons.
Thomas, Ryan and Michael of West Leyden. They truly are the hardest working family that I have ever known. Farming is certainly not a career that is for the faint of heart. It is a 24 hour job that requires constant labor, strength, determination, teamwork and love. This family deserves the recognition not just because they are farmers but because they love what they do and they do it as a family unit. Their youngest son Michael is a United States Marine and has spent time in Afghanistan and that to me makes them people to thank.

TSM

The Rauschers also would do anything for you. They are a giving and very kind family and I absolutely adore them!

TSM

Farmers don't make a ton of money but still love the job, and because of their selflessness we are able to enjoy the products that they help to create.

Its a great thing to recognize farmers as they are such an important part of the human race. They are a diamond in a mostly unkind, uncaring world. So please thank a farmer! Here is to the Rauscher family! Thank you!

Thank you Rauscher family for what you do everyday. We’ll put you in grand prize drawing for a $2500 gift certifcate from White's Farm Supply and a phone call from James Wesley, so he can ‘Thank a Farmer.’