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Since 2014, Nationwide has been collaborating with industry leaders and agricultural professionals to host Grain Bin Safety Week. Held the third full week each February, Grain Bin Safety Week raises awareness to the dangers of working in and around grain bins and the importance of implementing and following safe work procedures.

"Grain bin accidents can tragically impact individuals, families and entire communities," said Brad Liggett, president of Nationwide Agribusiness. "Accident prevention means everyone working together, and Grain Bin Safety Week provides a forum for the agricultural community to help keep people safe."

This year’s Grain Bin Safety Week (Feb 18-24, 2024) is made possible in part by the generous support of Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Specialty Risk Insurance, Lutz Agency Inc.CHS and our many other partners.

Win grain bin safety equipment for your local fire department

The Nominate Your Fire Department Contest runs from January 1 through April 30 and awards grain rescue tubes and hands-on training to help first responders save lives.

The contest has attracted over 11,000 nominations and awarded tubes and training to 332 fire departments across 32 states. At least seven fire departments have utilized their rescue tubes and training to successfully rescue entrapped workers.

How to enter

Nominations can be submitted one of three ways:

  1. Online: January 1 – April 30
  2. Email:
  3. Mail: NECAS, Grain Bin Safety Ag Contest, 8342 NICC Dr., Peosta, IA 52068

To enter, describe how the fire department or emergency rescue team and rural community would benefit from receiving grain entrapment training and a rescue tube. Nominators must provide their name, occupation, phone number, mailing and email address; and the name, address and phone number of the fire department or emergency rescue team being nominated.

See Official rules and prize descriptions

Show your support for Grain Bin Safety Week

A news release and other promotional tools are available to help show your support of this important cause. Please join us in our effort to help raise awareness and save lives.

We need your help

In pursuit of our goal to equip firefighters and other emergency personnel with the proper tools and training to help save lives when workers become entrapped in grain bins, we're partnering with the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), which is seeking donations in the form of grain rescue tubes, rescue training or a financial contribution.

To make a donation, visit or contact Paul Stevenson at 1-800-260-1356.

For more information visit

All cash contributions help purchase grain rescue tubes and/or training. All donations are managed through the National Education Center for Agricultural Safety (NECAS), a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

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