Screening of Silo Coming to LIVE
BONUS: Turtle Plastics will be giving away one of its Turtle Tube® rescue sleeves during LIVE
Silo is the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment incident according to producer Samuel Goldberg.
Inspired by true events, the film chronicles a harrowing day in the American heartland. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall silo, also known as a grain bin. As grain turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.
The film’s purpose is to enlighten viewers about the dangers of entering grain bins without using proper safety equipment. A person can become submerged in grain in fewer than 60 seconds, according to the Grain Handling Safety Coalition. The death rate from accidents on farms has declined over the years, but deaths from grain entrapments have not. According to Purdue University, there were 30 grain entrapment cases in 2018, 15 of which resulted in death.
The film will be shown immediately following Feed & Grain LIVE's opening reception Wednesday night at 7 p.m. and is free for registered attendees.
Supports industry efforts
The film also supports overall safety efforts by the U.S. feed and grain industry, much of which is represented during the February 5-7 LIVE 2020 educational event and trade show.
“Feed and grain professionals always look for ways to operate better and safer,” says Arlette Sambs, publisher of Feed & Grain magazine and LIVE 2020 director. “Silo delivers a powerful story that is presented with heartfelt reality and demonstrates how feed and grain businesses care for their customers and their communities.”
Sambs notes that LIVE 2020 also offers the workshop, Grain Bin Entrapment: From Prevention Through Rescue, which will precede the reception and Silo showing.
This workshop will feature a hands-on experience with a grain rescue tube and how to use a lifeline in a grain bin. Participants will also learn what the forces of grain on one’s body feel like and see a grain dust explosion demonstration.
Registration is available at live.feedandgrain.com.
For more information on the movie, visit the website, silothefilm.com.
As a bonus -- Turtle Plastics, the movie screening sponsor, will be giving away one of its Turtle Tube® rescue sleeves during LIVE.
The Turtle Tube® rescue sleeve, which is designed to work quickly to rescue someone in a grain entrapment scenario, weighs 18 pounds, so it can be deployed much faster than most rescue tubes when time is critical and every second counts. The one-piece construction is designed for easy, instant deployment and offers a space-saving design for portability and easy storage.
Turtle Plastics invested in the film and donated three of its grain tubes to local fire departments and farms on-set in Kentucky.
From networking to hands-on workshops and superb educational sessions, the February 5-7 event can’t be beat.
Cost of the conference is $249.
Prairie Meadows is also offering deluxe rooms for just $121 per night.
Don’t miss out! Register now to take advantage of this special two-day event and Early Bird pricing!
Event sponsored by Turtle Plastics.