September 26, 2012

Podcast: Custer County Corn Growers organize donations of grain bin rescue equipment

In this podcast, Guy Mills, a farmer from Ansley and member of the Nebraska Corn Growers Association, provides details on the Custer County Corn Growers summer tour held in late August.

The tour took place at the new Andersons Grain facility in Anselmo. The facility has a storage capacity of 3.8 million bushels and corn growers in attendance got a private tour.

In addition to farmers, local FFA students were invited to get a first hand look at the facility, and also to better understand the hazards and safety measures to take in and around grain bins or wherever there is flowing grain. The chief safety officer from The Andersons provided a lot of good information.

The Custer County Corn Growers, the local affiliate of the Nebraska Corn Growers, organized the tour, but they also organized a drive to acquire funds to purchase three grain rescue tubes – One each for fire departments in Broken Bow, Ord and Loup City.

Checks for the new rescue equipment were presented to the firefighters during the event. Proper training for the equipment will also be provided.

"We appreciate all the generous donors who helped make this happen," Mills said. Donors included The Andersons, Chief Industries, Farm Credit, Cargill, Monsanto, Trotter Incorporated, Green Plains Energy and Valley County Country Partners.

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