Farm Show March 6th & 7th
March 6 - March 7
see our press release here: 2020 Hub Club Farm Show Press Release
Friday, March 6
Brown and Nicollet County Veteran Services Officers will discuss benefits available to those that have served their country.
Tom Lyden from FOX 9 News, Twin Cities, will discuss what he did to put together, “The Last Harvest,” which is a series of interview with farmers about the economy and mental health in outstate Minnesota.
Saturday, March 7
10:00 AM Story time with Princess Kay of the Milky Way
Kids of all ages are invited for story time with Princess Kay, the state’s official goodwill ambassador for the dairy industry. Kids, get a free gift for attending!
10 AM to noon
A Commissioners Forum with Agriculture Commissioner , Thom Peterson, and DNR Commissioner, Sarah Strommen, will answer questions and discuss issues that matter to you. This is moderated by Senator Nick Frenz of Mankato.
The Gibbon Fire Department will share how they SUCCESSFULLY rescued a farmer from a Grain Bin!
On the hour, every hour…. A Grain Bin Rescue Demonstration will be done. This is co-sponsered by Bank Midwest and the Farm-City Hub Club. We are looking for 3 volunteers each time. Please contact Michele Schroeder at 276-4810 (cell) or at Upper Midwest Management at 359-2004. One volunteer will get “trapped in the grain” and the others will rescue the trapped person.
Please watch the newsletter for more information.
The Hub Club has received a Compeer Financial for Rural America Grant to do the extra Farm Safety Awareness at the Show.
Free safety glasses and earplugs will be given away and they are sponsored by 3M.
More information is to come and details are still being worked on!
Please help make this a successful farm show by attending the seminars and seeing the grain bin rescue!
National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS)
8342 NICC Drive
Peosta, IA 52068
Grain Bin Safety is important for family farmers: Farmers will learn how to safely enter into a grain bin. Topics covered will be lock out-tag out, harnesses, tie off points and knot tying. Discussion about new tools on the market that will help a farmer from not having to enter a bin. As part of the program you will be shown a grain bin rescue and the procedures that are taking place to safely remove a victim entrapped in grain.
Demonstrations at the top of every hour: 15 minutes in length
“Bank Midwest is proud to help the Farm-City Hub Club bring the Grain Bin Safety Demonstrations to this year’s farm show. We value the importance of farm safety in our community. Our goal at Bank Midwest is to not only keep our clients safe when working on their farms, but ensure that ALL farmers are safe in our region while doing their work. The grain bin safety demonstrations and other things planned for this year’s farm show will help reinforce the value of safety on the farm.” –Shannon Hillesheim, Market President