Grain entrapment awareness event held in Webster
South Dakota Farm Bureau hosted the movie “SILO” and a grain bin safety demonstration in Webster on March 10, 2020.
Students from area FFA chapters and first responders gathered for the event.
“Unfortunately, grain entrapment accidents are becoming much too common,” said Jerry Mork, Clark / Day County Farm Bureau president. “Getting the younger generation engaged, to make them realize the dangers that can happen in grain bins, especially in a year like this where we have the wet grain, is very important.”
Inspired by true events, “SILO” follows a tense day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when a teenager is entrapped in a 50-foot tall grain bin. When the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue him from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
“Farm Bureau is always looking for events and opportunities to help the communities and provide information to maybe prevent these types of tragedies in the future,” Mork said.
The awareness activities were sponsored by Clark / Day County Farm Bureau, with additional support from Agtegra, Agwrx, Dacotah Bank and a grant from Grinnel Mutual.