GRAND ISLAND, NE (September 5, 2019) – The Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH) and the Grain Handling Safety Coalition (GHSC) are partnering with the feature film SILO and Sukup Manufacturing Company at Husker Harvest Days, September 10-12, 2019, in Grand Island, Nebraska to raise awareness about farm safety using a combination of cinema and education. The Hospitality Tent will host exhibits from CS-CASH, GHSC, and SILO. Visitors can participate in hands-on activities, and learn safety and health tips. SILO will show an exclusive movie trailer and provide information to visitors on hosting a SILO film screening in their community.

“The movie SILO provides a fresh approach to engaging audiences to talk about farm safety,” says  Ellen Duysen, Community Outreach Specialist at CS-CASH). “Collaborating with CS-CASH, Sukup Manufacturing Company, and the SILO production team is an opportunity to send a consistent message about the importance of using safe work practices, explains GHSC co-founder Catherine Rylatt.

In collaboration with Sukup Manufacturing Company, several free safety training sessions will also be available. Tuesday and Wednesday, half hour sessions will be presented at the Sukup exhibit at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Additionally, a session on “Preventing Grain Bin Entry Hazards” will be presented Thursday in the hospitality tent at 1:00 PM. Participants will receive free safety gear as well as a chance to win larger safety related prizes.

“We all have the same goal – to keep farmers, their workers, and their families safe,” says John Hanig, Sukup Bin Sales Director. “Working together increases our ability to achieve this.”

A free screening of the movie SILO will take place at 2:00 PM on Wednesday in the Sukup exhibit. “SILO is proud to partner with these organizations. They work daily to assist farmers and save lives. We believe our film supports these efforts by offering a new avenue to generate conversation and awareness,” said Sam Goldberg, SILO producer.

The Grain Handling Safety Coalition is a volunteer organization of representatives from across the grain handling industry and is sponsored by the University of Illinois. The GHSC has conducted over 12,300 hours of training in 23 states and has brought safety awareness to thousands more. For more information, free resources or to schedule training visit  CS-CASH works to improve the health and safety of members of the agricultural community through research, intervention, education, and outreach activities. Visit for more information. Sukup Manufacturing Company ( is the world’s fastest growing and largest family-owned full-line grain drying and storage equipment manufacturer making grain production more efficient for farmers.


Contact:  Catherine Rylatt, MPA – Co-Founder/Project Coordinator, Grain Handling Safety Coalition, Phone: 309-868-0705, Email: 

Contact:  Ellen Duysen, MPH – Coumunity Outreach Specialist Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH), Phone: 402-552-3394, Email: