Grain Bin Project Update

Grain Bin Project Update

In December 2018, Medina County Farm Bureau was recognized for their role in supporting the local SAFE FARMS facility in Apple Creek at the Wayne County Regional Training Facility. This facility trains first responders from all over 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). We are raising funds to complete phase 2 which will fund 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 trainings 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 this list of wonderful organizations and individuals that have committed funds to this project already! All donations are much appreciated and here 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 1 bin as well as a training platform for the class to observe rescues