If you're on social media, you've likely seen the ALS Association's ice bucket challenge spreading like wildfire through the Internet. ALSA's website said that it has reached $70.2 million from the ice bucket challenge, compared to $2.5 million during the same period last year.
Many farmers are taking the task to an extreme using tractor or skidloader buckets to get the job done. But one Nebraska farmer, Justin Poulas of Beatrice, Neb., used a grain cart and gets doused with an auger full of water for nearly 20 seconds.
Other farmers have been inventive in their own ways, including...
A full payloader bucket of ice from two Canadian dairy farmers:
A "crappy" dairy farm challenge in Pennsylvania:
Bucket full of milk in Arizona at Crow's Dairy:
If you're not aware of ALS, here is the quick description from the ALSA website:
ALS was first found in 1869 by French neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot, but it wasn’t until 1939 that Lou Gehrig brought national and international attention to the disease. Ending the career of one of the most beloved baseball players of all time, the disease is still most closely associated with his name. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.
For more information on ALS or ALSA visit http://www.alsa.org/about-als/.