Discovery Park of America to Host Special Screening of ‘SILO’ Fri., Aug. 6, 2021 during Annual Antique Tractor Show
Union City, Tenn. – Discovery Park of America, Tennessee Farm Bureau, U.T. Agrability and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads will host a special screening of the film “SILO” in the Simmons Bank Ag Center on Fri., Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. during the annual Antique Tractor Show. Because of the very limited number of tickets available, and the exclusive nature of the event, tickets must be reserved in advance.
Inspired by true events, SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenager Cody Rose is entrapped in a 50-foot-tall grain bin. When the corn 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.
Sam Goldberg, producer of the film, worked with Discovery Park on a portion of the museum’s latest exhibit “AgriCulture: Innovating for Our Survival.” To showcase innovative life-saving rescue equipment, Goldberg connected Discovery Park with Turtle Plastics who donated one of their Turtle Tube Grain Bin Rescue Sleeves for display in the exhibit.
Since 1978, the Agricultural Health and Safety Program at Purdue University in Indiana has documented grain-entrapment incidents. Its National Agricultural Confined Space Incident Database has, as of 2019, records on 1,225 reported entrapments from 1964 onward.
“This is a great opportunity for us to share this special film that spotlights an important issue in agriculture,” said Williams. “I can’t think of a better place to experience it than in our exhibit on innovation in agriculture during our annual tractor show.”
Discovery Park’s free screening of “SILO” is hosted by Tennessee Farm Bureau, U.T. Agrability and the Tennessee Association of Rescue Squads and will be held on Aug. 6, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. during the Antique Tractor Show. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Reserve your tickets today.