August 24, 2020 - 9:19am --


There are several market factors that may have farmers looking to increase their storage for this fall.
With lower prices, some farmers will look to store grain and hope prices will improve.  With the current
basis and price improvement between the harvest period compared to the January/March delivery period
of 22 to 40 cents for corn and 16 to 34 cents for soybeans, elevators are sending a message to store grain.

The concern I have is that we will use some facilities that are not typcially used for grain storage making aeration
challenging at best.  With poor air movement, grain going into storage will need to be of better quality, lower 
foreign material, and probably lower moisture.

Farmers interested in learning some stragies for successful drying and storage of grain, specifically corn and soybeans,
are invited to join a Zoom Webinar on Monday, August 24, 2020 at 8:00 PM.  Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., PE
Extension Engineer and Professor from North Dakota State University will be the featured speaker.  He is one of the
leading experts on grain drying, handling and storage.

To join the webinar, go to: and
enter the Password:  STORAGE

Also, if you cannot attend the program during the broadcast time, the recording will be available on the Ohio Ag Manager
website following the program.  The recording will be located at:

If you have question, feel free to contact Chris Bruynis, or 740-702-3200.  If you need assistance logging
on the evening of the program, contact David Marrison at 740-722-6073 or

Location:  Zoom        Cost:  Free
Details:  Grain storage strategies, presented by Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, Ph.D., PE, Extension Engineer and Professor from North Dakota
State University.

Grain Storage