On-farm grain storage systems have many benefits for farmers. From saving money on storage costs and drying to having easier, around-the-clock access to grain, on-farm storage allows farmers more flexibility and control when it comes to selling after harvest.
Chet Larson represents the fifth generation at Larson Farms, which has been in operation since 1918. Like many farms, the Larson’s grain storage bin system has grown with the expansion of their farming operation. They have several Brock grain bins and multiple pieces of Brock handling equipment, including two GrainDrive™ T1000 Tube Conveyors.
On the welcome sign outside of town, Swayzee claims to be “the only Swayzee in the world.” Carey Farms, located nearby, can make a similar claim about their unique grain operation. Learn more about what makes their Brock grain system stand out and how it’s built for future growth and expansion.
There are many reasons farm operations might want to expand grain storage and drying systems — harvest schedules, marketing flexibility, drying costs. Whatever your reasons, make sure you plan ahead to give yourself future options and flexibility. We asked Bill Winchell, District Manager at Brock Grain Systems about the things to consider when planning for expansion.
Your grain storage and handling system may be telling you that it’s time to consider a new way to move grain. The question is, should I upgrade now to a tube conveyor? The answer is often, “yes,” according to Tyler Ginder, Product Manager of Handling Systems for Brock Grain Systems.
When a derecho blew through Marion, Iowa, in 2020 with hurricane force wind, it took down more than trees and roofs. It also leveled the 10-year-old grain bin system at Picket Fence Family Farms just northeast of town. Picket Fence immediately started clearing debris and making plans to rebuild even bigger and better. Learn more about their clean-slate approach and hear tips for what to do and what not to do when building a new grain system.