Stored grain is moved from silos via transport trucks, and emptying either of them can be deadly. If a farmer moves in to clear a jam in the funnel, they can be sucked into the grain flow and completely covered within seconds. The Canadian Agricultural Safety Association has developed a BeGrainSafe resource, and crop protection company FMC Canada recently donated $37,000 to help mobilize the program’s demonstration and training unit. Read more …
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Owen Roberts is a faculty member in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications program at the University of Illinois. As an agricultural journalist, he is the past president of the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists and a lifetime achievement award recipient from the Canadian Farm Writers' Federation. His programs and research papers have been recognized nationally and internationally through awards from the Journal of Applied Communications, the National Agri-Marketing Association, the Association for Communications Excellence, and others.