SILO

The Audubon FFA and Audubon Farm Bureau members are hosting a showing of SILO, a movie about grain entrapment.

AUDUBON — The Audubon County FFA and Audubon County Farm Bureau members are putting on a special community screening of SILO, the first-ever feature film about a grain entrapment.

The movie isn’t available on line or on DVD, and officials hope you will join them for the one-of-a-kind showing at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 15.

This film is free for all, however, space is limited. The screening will be shown to all FFA in the county at 9 a.m. on the Jan. 15 and then to the community at 6 p.m. There will be 30 extra seats available at the 9 a.m. showing for community members or 160 seats at the later showing. Please contact Brittany Elmquist at (712) 563-2607 or belmquist@audubon.k12.ia.us with any questions.

The movie is inspired by true events, following a harrowing day in an American farming town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. As the corn turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside differences to rescue the teen from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations.

There are also plans to include the local fire department and the equipment used in grain bin rescue and comments from survivor, Arick Baker.

“Along with showing the feature film, we hope to have discussions about farm safety, grain handling, fire rescue, multi-generational farming and other themes in the film that are relevant to all of us in and around agriculture,” Audubon FFA officials said.

The movie has been featured in Progressive Farmer, FarmWeek Now, Sharkfarmer and many more newspapers, magazines, radio shows and podcasts.

American AG Network says “The film speaks directly to our core audience and does a great job at raising awareness of this very real and very dangerous threat posed to farmers.”

World-Grain says, “Throughout the farming community it’s often hard to talk about grain entrapment because so many people have been hurt or killed... the movie will be something that people can really learn from.”

The movie will run on Wednesday, Jan. 15 from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Rose Theater in Audubon for the public with an earlier showing for all FFA members.