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Grain Bin Prep: 7 Handy Resources from University Extensions


It’s never too early to start thinking about getting your bins ready for harvest. For many producers, grain bin prep and safety are always top of mind to ensure the season’s crop can be stored safely and efficiently.

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Even if your operation has been free of accidents and mishaps, it never hurts to refresh your memory and make sure everyone in harvest and storage is on the same page.

To make your pre-harvest preparations just a little easier, we’ve compiled a list of helpful resources from university extensions in seven different ag states.

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See what tips your local university extension has to offer, or check out what the experts in another state have to say about preparing grain bins and grain bin safety.

And if you know of another useful university resource you think we should add to the list, please email us the link at

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Prepare Grain Bins Responsibly Using These Safety Tips

PennState Extension: Preparing Grain Storages for Harvest

Oklahoma State University Extension: Preparing Grain Bins and Flat Storages Prior to Harvest or Incoming Product Storage

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Prepare Grain Bins and Equipment For Harvest

Ohio State University: Preparation of Grain Bins for Storage of Corn and Soybeans

University of Illinois ACRES: Take Steps to Prevent Farm Grain Bin Accidents this Spring

University of Minnesota Extension: Grain bin safety



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