ARCHIE, Mo. — On November 14th, AGI SureTrack partnered with the National Ag Hall of Fame and Education Center and Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas to bring the movie “Silo” to Bonner Springs, Kansas.
The event, that kicked off with an appreciation dinner for nearly 100 attending veterans, highlighted careers within the AGI SureTrack team and the newly launched, “We Hire Heroes” recruitment campaign.
Attendees enjoyed Wagyu beef produced by KC Cattle Company, a veteran-owned cattle birthto-processing facility, and conversation while learning about the career opportunities and the missions of AGI SureTrack, National Ag Hall of Fame and Education Center and Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas.
Todd Sears, founder of AGI SureTrack, addressed the group by sharing the importance grain bin safety holds in any operation.
“Tonight is near and dear to my heart,” he said, “In my career, I have been directly impacted by five grain entrapments. And I can tell you, those farm families are never the same. We aren’t here to sell anything tonight; we are here to talk about being safe on the farm.”
The film “Silo” tells a far too common story of grain entrapment that is loosely based on a tragic accident involving three Iowa youth in 2009.
“The average age of a farmer in Kansas is 65, we not only want to change that, we want to help our young service members, transitioning out of the military, to learn more about farming and agriculture,” Farmer Veteran Coalition of Kansas board member, Wayne Parks shared with the audience.
For more information on the AGI SureTrack “We Hire Heroes” program, visit the program’s Facebook page SureTrack Heroes.
— AGI SureTrack