Safety Day 2014

By Maureen McKamey, FOX at 9pm Anchor

In Tracy today, the classroom was moved outside.

The day's lesson plan for about 70 third graders: farm safety.

Connor Towne, a third grader in Tracy says, "When you press on the pedal you have to look at what speed you're going."

That's only one of 9 lessons that kids learned today, and it's something that teachers think is valuable.

Kris Salmon, a Tracy third grade teacher says, "It's important, especially this time of year because so many students are rural students or come from a farming background. So it's important for them to get those reminders."

The one–day event was put on by a national organization called CHS, (what the letters stand for here), one of the largest farmer–owned cooperative.

Jerry Beck, an agronomist, says, "We decided to do it here was a logical place, it is a very agricultural based town. Big elevators almost in all the towns so we thought it would be good for the kids."

This simulator shows the dangers of getting buried in corn. Experts say to be able to save someone you have to be able to lift twice the amount of your own body weight. For example, if someone weighs 115 pounds, they would have to lift 230. Hardly an easy task that just goes to show you how dangerous it can be on the farm.

Towne says, "It can roll you in and you might die."

Lessons in safety added to the wealth of knowledge they already have from a life on the farm.

Towne says, "I pretty much know a lot about tractors."

CHS hopes to put on this event for years to come.

Some area companies also donated time and equipment to put on the day on the farm.

-KEYC News 12,  Posted: Sep 05, 2014 5:17 PM CDT , Updated: Sep 08, 2014 5:17 PM CDT

Increase Your Propane Storage


CHS Marshall has been assisting Commercial and Agricultural customers in upgrading tanks and increasing their storage capacity - learn more by contacting Marla or Dallas. 

2015 Crop Input Loans Available!

Having adequate working capital enables your operation not only to meet its short term obligations and keep your suppliers, such as CHS-Marshall Regional, current, but also provides your operation with the flexibility to remain viable thru the ups and downs of agriculture. At CHS-Marshall Regional, we want to be a trusted partner not only in building strong relationships with our patrons. CHS Capital has just unrolled its 2015 Crop Input Loan Program. Please give me a call to discuss how the new program can benefit you and your operation.




Grain Dumping Hours


CHS Ruthton
10/27/14 - 11/02/14
Monday through Thursday: 7AM to 8PM
Friday through Sunday: 7AM to 8PM
Corn and Beans
CHS Tracy
10/27/14 - 11/02/14
Monday through Friday: 7AM to 7PM
Saturday: 7AM to 7PM
Sunday: 8AM to 6PM
No Wet Corn Sunday


CHS Marshall
10/27/14 - 10/31/14
Monday through Friday: 8AM to 5PM
Closed Weekend
Beans Only
(Seed Beans Call Marlin First)



CHS Elkton
10/27/14 - 11/02/14
Monday through Friday: 7AM to 6PM
Saturday: 7AM to 6PM
Sunday: Noon to 6PM


Market Snapshot
Quotes retrieved on October 31, 2014, 10:45:55 PM CDT
My CHS Log-In

Want information from CHS Faster?

We're connecting with customers directly so that they receive information that impacts their operations and lives faster, effectively and efficiently. SIGN UP FOR ALERTS TODAY.

Interactive Radar
Local Weather

Marshall, Minnesota (56258)

Current Conditions: Clear
Temperature: 27°F Dew point: 12°F
Humidity: 54% Pressure: 30.42 in. Hg
Wind: 5 mph From: South

Zip Code:

© 2014 Freese-Notis Weather