More and more farmers are looking to use on-farm grain storage to have the ability to produce more corn and take advantage of grain market price variations. While on-farm storage offers the farmer flexibility in the harvest process, there is a need for grain bin safety training to help farmers and rescue squad members learn how they can knowledgeably respond to a potential accident.
The one-day training program is specifically designed for emergency responders who may be called to a person or persons trapped in a grain bin. Upon completion of this course, the responder will possess the specialized knowledge to function as a member of a grain rescue team. Local farmers and extension agents are encouraged to attend to learn how they can assist in the event of a grain bin emergency.
We are asking anyone interested to please contact their county agent so they can be registered for the training as space is limited. There will be classroom instruction as well as on hands instruction. The training is August 20, 2022 from 8-4 in Lauderdale County and is designed for first responders and ag producers. 8 hours CEU’s available for rescue personnel and 2 credit hours in Equipment & Technology in the Master Row Crop program.
Agents should register for the event at the following link: https://super2.tennessee.edu/TrainingRegistration/RegisterEvent/Index/43453?fromSearch=true