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MSU grain storage/safety meeting

Mississippi State University Extension Service, in partnership with Delta Rice Services, is announcing a seminar on stored grain management and safety training to be held June 12 at the Community House and Delta Rice Services in Webb, Miss.

The morning session starts at 8:30 a.m. and will cover stored grain management. Topics include harvesting to minimize storage losses, alternative grain storage systems, retrofitting existing structures for grain storage, pest management, and grain storage economics.

The keynote speaker for the morning session will be Mike Buschermohle from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. As a co-author of the SLAM method for stored grain management, Buschermohle has traveled extensively training producers on how to best manage stored grain in southern climates.

Following a catfish lunch, the program will turn to an emphasis on stored grain safety. Matt Roberts of Purdue University and Jeff Decker of The GSI Group will discuss stored grain safety basics, followed by a demonstration grain engulfment rescue from Delta Rice Services.

Delta Rice Services will also present a safe grain de-bridging technique.

The afternoon session, scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., is targeted at first responders and emergency workers, although all are welcome to attend.

If you are interested in attending this program, contact your local county Extension office by June 5.

For additional information, contact Herb Willcutt ( or Jason Ward ( or by phone at (662) 325-3282.

Sponsors are GSI Grain Equipment, Mississippi State University Extension Service and Delta Rice Services.

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