CHS supports grain bin safety

Two emergency responders on top of a grain bin

CHS provides grain bin safety equipment and training to local fire departments.

Feb 22, 2023

Each year, about 29 people die from grain bin entrapments in the U.S., according to a report from Purdue University.

In an effort to prevent those deaths, the CHS Seeds for Stewardship program has provided more than $202,000 in grants and matches for grain bin safety equipment and training since 2018.

In addition, CHS provides financial support to Nationwide Agribusiness, which has provided rescue tubes and grain entrapment training to 272 fire departments across 31 states since 2014.

That support means the world to Joey Greibrok, a third-generation farmer and CHS customer near Glenville, Minn., whose father was rescued from a grain bin by the Clarks Grove Fire Department and five other local departments. Emergency responders used a rescue tube – and training on how to use that equipment – provided by Nationwide. “It’s unbelievable how fast they showed up,” Greibrok says in the video below. “You could tell they were trained. They knew what to do. They didn’t panic."



Learn more:

Know the risks of grain bin entry.

Nominate your local fire department for equipment and education.

Learn about CHS Seeds for Stewardship grants.

Find out more about the partnership between CHS and Nationwide.