December 04, 2015

04/12/2015: Storage project: GSI donates new grain storage system for Iowa State University Northwest research farm
First published in Milling and Grain, August 2015

Iowa State University’s Northwest Research Farm now has its first grain storage system, thanks to GSI, which donated a 10 500 bushel grain bin, and its local dealer, C-S Agrow Service, of Calumet, Iowa, which donated the labour to install it.

Josh Sievers, manager of ISU Northwest Research Farm explains “the deal came about following last year’s harvest where a lot of wet grain had been wasted, he and his colleagues were driving past their local GSI dealer and decided to head in and try to strike up a deal. The local GSI made a request to their headquarters. GSI has gained some publicity and the farm has ended up with a 10 500 bushel grain bin on their site at the end of it”.

Mr Sievers cannot express his gratitude to GSI enough, exclaiming, “It was like the stars had aligned and the red carpet had been rolled out.”

The new bin will enable the research facility, based in O’Brien County, to store and dry corn more efficiently at harvest than continuing to transport it to a nearby commercial elevator.

According to Mr Sievers, “While the farm primarily functions as a research facility, it is also a production farm which has its own financial targets to reach, this new bin will make things easier. The donated storage bin can hold a third of our entire crop, not to mention it is highly automated and very safety conscious.”
Read the full article in Milling and Grain HERE.

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