March 3, 2020

Counties to sponsor Silo

Topic: Events

Three county Farm Bureaus are sponsoring a screening of the movie Silo, in March.

The Ward County event happens on Thursday, March 12, 6 p.m. at South Prairie Elementary School, 100 177th Ave. SW, Minot

The Foster County event will take place on Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m., starting with a free spaghetti feed, at Carrington Public School. The movie will begin at 6:15 pm with free popcorn and water in the school gym. The fire department will have their grain extraction auger there as well.

The Burleigh County event happens on Tuesday, March 24, 6:30 p.m. at the North Dakota Heritage Center, Bismarck. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Heather Lang by email:

"I’ve heard the 2019 crop referred to as 'haunted or cursed' and I think it’s true," said Alysa Leier, NDFB's Promotional and Educational Chairwoman. "With as many grain-related accidents as there have been this year, it seems as though we need to be having more of the tough conversations. This film is a great conversation starter." 

SILO is the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment. Inspired by true events, SILO tells the story of Cody Rose, an 18-year-old who falls victim to a grain entrapment incident in a small American farm town. As grain turns to quicksand, family, neighbors and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue Cody from drowning in the crop that has sustained their community for generations. It is not a documentary, but is inspired by real events.

"If by showing this film we can prevent even one bin/silo accident, I'd call that a win," said Leier.

The total running time of the film is 70 minutes. You can watch the film’s trailer at