Act of kindness: Neighbors of farmer killed in accident grieve by helping with harvest

UNION GROVE (WITI) -- The corn harvest at one Union Grove farm is complete thanks to an amazing act of kindness.

Last Friday, Art Green was killed when a piece of farm equipment fell on top of him; blown over by gusting winds. The accident happened Green, a husband and father, was starting his corn harvest.

In a current of grief, Green's family and friends are holding their ground -- and tending to the farm fields as Green did for so many years.

"One guy called me and said, 'How do you get something like this going?' And I said, 'It's going right now,'" said Ken Uhlenhake, a family friend.

A couple dozen neighbors with a fleet of combines are doing what would have taken two weeks. For people who were close to Green, working is grieving.

"You know everybody copes with it differently. I guess for me it seems easiest when I'm working on the farm," said Louis Green, Art's son.

In a trade that can be at times secluded, a family is surrounded and stronger because of a fellowship of farmers.

Art Green is survived by his wife and six children. His funeral is planned for later this week.

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