Grain Bin Project Update

In December 2018, Ashland County Farm Bureau was recognized for its role in supporting the local SAFE FARMS facility in Apple Creek at the Wayne County Regional Training Facility. This facility trains first responders from across Ohio and it has been a priority of Ashland, Holmes, Medina and Wayne County Farm Bureaus for there to be a grain safety training prop.

Phase 1 of the project is completed (see picture) and includes a 26-foot bin with live floor, a 60-foot grain leg with augers, and a 15-foot bin (which will ultimately have an open roof for grain entrapment rescue trainings).

Funds are being raised to complete phase 2 which will go toward a balcony that will be built around the 15-foot bin so class members can observe the rescue. In addition, phase 2 includes a steel-framed building that will be constructed over the 15-foot bin so that training can take place in all weather conditions.

The estimated cost for both phases of this project is $196,000 and we are over 77% of the way to our goal!

Our goal is to complete phase 2 by September! If you know of businesses, organizations, or individuals willing to donate to this tax-deductible great cause, please contact the office. Thank you to the wonderful organizations and individuals that have committed funds to this project already! All donations are much appreciated and below is a list of those donating $1,000 or more to the project. Donors of $1,000 or more will be featured on a permanent sign at the training facility.

Donor Amount
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Farm Credit Mid-America
Centerra Co-op
Caryle Cebul
Ashland County Community Foundation
Ashland County Farm Bureau
Wayne County Farm Bureau
Medina County Farm Bureau
Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation
Ripco Ltd
Loudonville Farmers Equity
Holmes County Farm Bureau
Purina Animal Nutrition
Shearer Equipment
Trent Insurance Group
Lowe & Young
Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives
Ohio AgriBusiness Association
Lisa Acker
Gerber Feed Service
Kalmbach Feeds
Mast Lepley
Loder Farms

 

Phase 2 will include construction of a steel framed building around one bin as well as a training platform for the class to observe rescues