Save Williams organic farm!
Organized by: Justin Williams
I just want to thank anyone who actually reads this. What happened is my grandpa (Richard Williams) worked for cummins for over 30 years and finaly retired. He has been farming his entire life, but unfortunately we lost him in June 5th 2014. He did not have a will in place and had 3 sons. Well, 2 of the sons, my dad and his brother, bought the farm to keep in the family and to keep passing it on from generation to generation as we are the only local farm that grows non gmo and all organic produce. If any of you are familiar with edinburgh I am sure you knew Richard Williams, also known as "Dick" williams and probably knew Doris Williams as well. Now, the problem is, the brother that owns 50% of the farm wants to sell his 50% which means it would require my dad to get a loan. We have called every bank in town and even out of state and the credit score is what makes it so we can't get a loan/mortgage on the property. The money raised here (if any) goes directly to purchasing the farm so that we contain full ownership. Funds are not going to be used for anything other then that. We honestly do not like to ask anyone for help, but this is our last hope of actually being able to keep the farm that Richard and Doris Williams lived in within the family. Otherwise it will be sold to the farmer that owns all the farm land surrounding us, which the house and everything will be torn down along with gmo crops planted. Any help from anyone is appreciated. We can use all the help we can get right now as the other brother is pressing for his money and trying to get lawyers involved. We have helped the community time and time again just like my grandpa always did and we don't hesitate to help anyone, especially those in need. Not asking for a hand out as that is not what we are about, we just want to be able to keep this farm within the family and not let it get sold/demolished by the big farmers and used for nothing but GMO seed corn and soybeans. The property was bought in the 60's, has a great home on it, and it is just me and my dad doing the planting and harvesting to keep it like it was. We enjoy farming and it is our life's passion to do. If we are to lose this farm, it would be as if we are losing my grandpa all over again. I know he would want it to stay within the family and carry on the tradition, but of course he is not here to do so and honestly, we both wish he was here. We would rather have him back then to have anything in the world. We are needing the funds rather quickly as the other brother wants to sell the entire farm, which more then likely would happen because we can not get financing. Note: If you do not have a wepay account or paypal, free free to stop on by and donate if you would like to do it that way, or you can also donate via mail. Thanks to every one for reading this. Like stated above, we would be very greatful to anyone who donates. Every little donation counts to help keep this farm. Thanks, Justin