Nonprofit officers training for agricultural industry
A training facility in central Illinois has been teaching agriculture industry employees about safety.
The nonprofit Asmark Institute has a facility outside of Bloomington. The Pantagraph reports that for the past year it has been teaching hands-on safety courses on topics such as navigating grain bins and handling anhydrous ammonia.
Evergreen FS is a Bloomington company that runs six grain elevators. Company representative Steve Dennis says Asmark's simulations are more illustrative than training in an actual grain elevator.
Asmark is based in Owensboro, KY Asmark President Allen Summers says its goal is to teach agriculture retailers how to comply with safety regulations in a straightforward way.