Farmer safety conference kicks off in Bloomington

BLOOMINGTON - The Grain Handling Safety Coalition and Country Financial will host their Inaugural Grain Safety Conference for Farmers on August 26 and August 27.

The event starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends on 3:30 p.m. both days, and will be held in the Asmark Center in Bloomington.  The conference is aimed at educating farmers on ways to prevent accidents on the farm.

Featured activities at the event include a simulated grain bin rescue, grain dust explosion demonstration, auger entanglement, keynote speakers, and chances to win a grain bin lifeline system.  Door prizes, lunch, and refreshments will also be available.

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