Farm Bureau giving grain bin safety demonstration at Georgetown Fair

With harvest approaching, it’s important for farmers to once again be thinking about grain bin safety.

That’s why the Vermilion County Farm Bureau Young Leaders Committee is hosting a Grain Bin Safety Demonstration on August 9, at the Georgetown Fair.

It will begin after the livestock auction at approximately 4 pm, near the DL VanBuskirk Livestock Arena.

“Too often, we hear about tragic stories of farmers or family members getting trapped in bins, and sometimes leading to death,” says Kelli Lyons, chairman of the Young Leaders Committee.

“We want to hold this demonstration where farmers and others could learn about the best ways to stay safe on their farms.”

Staff with the Illinois Fire Service Institute will give a demonstration on harness safety systems that can be used in grain bins.

They will also talk about other factors that people working around grain equipment need to be aware of.

The program should last 30-40 minutes.

“We appreciate the Georgetown Fair Board working with us to offer this demonstration during the fair,” adds committee member Jason Smith. “It’s a chance for a large group – especially children – to gather and gain some important safety knowledge.”

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