FREEPORT, Ill. — Grain Bin Entry will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit offered by University of Illinois Extension. This live series continues with virtual, weekly sessions to provide valuable updates for Midwestern row crop producers while allowing them the opportunity to ask questions and have a dialogue with the experts.
On March 4, Dr. Salah Issa, Assistant Professor of Industrial Safety and Health, will discuss “Grain Bin Entry.” Grain entrapment is an agricultural injury in which a person enters a grain bin or silo to dislodge a blockage caused by out-of-condition grain and becomes partially or fully entrapped or engulfed in grain. Each year in the U.S., approximately 30 grain entrapments occur, with roughly 50% of the people entrapped dying.
In this presentation, Issa will review grain conditions that lead to grain entrapments and discuss the proper grain bin entry procedures necessary to prevent grain entrapments. This session will be held on-line from 1 to 2 p.m.
Those interested in viewing a complete agenda for the Northwest Illinois Agronomy Summit can visit the University of Illinois Extension website at: https://extension.illinois.edu/jsw. Registration can be completed on-line or by calling the University of Illinois Extension at 815-235-4125. Registration cost is $5 per session.
For additional questions, contact Phillip Alberti, Crop Science Educator with University of Illinois Extension in the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— University of Illinois Extension
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