Grain Handling Challenges After Hail Events

Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension
Iowa State University

Title of Success Story

Grain Handling Challenges After Hail Events

Public Value (now or future)
(Impact:  Who benefits beyond participants and how?  What conditions changed?)

Farmers learned what disease to look for and how to harvest grain damaged from severe hail damage.  The public benefits form the knowledge farmers have to reduce the amount of contaminated grain entering the supply chain by segregating damaged grain from clean grain. 

(Why is it important to address this issue with education?  What are the desired changes?)

The reason this is important is to reduce the incidence of contaminated grain from molds that may cause mycotoxins in food or livestock.  By educating individuals we can increase the likely hood these people can positively identify the mold that cause problems in storage and feeding.

(Outputs: activities, numbers reached, publications, products)

Held meeting in Page county where 15 people attend and utilized publications CSI 0005 and CSI 0002.  Also made over 10 personal farm visits to asses mold injury potential. 

RESULTS (Outcomes:  specific changes that occurred in Learning, Actions, Conditions; how outcomes were measured)

Farmers segregated grain from other fields and bins when contaminated grain was observed in the field.  Outcomes were measured by word of mouth and feedback from farmers and agribusiness. 

Desired Changes

Learning to identify damaged grain molds
Utilized publications to confirm and id molds

Extension Lead(s)
(name, position, counties served, contact information)

Aaron Saeugling, extension Field Agronomist, SW IOWA
53020 Hitchcock Ave.  Lewis, IA 51544

Your Position


POW # and Team

­­­­­100 Corn and Soybean Production and Protection

ANR Priority (select all that apply)

­­­­­Global Food Security and Hunger
­­­­­Food Safety

Knowledge Areas: (USDA categories)


Continuing Story


Major Partners or Collaborators


Where story took place
(Region, campus, multi-regional)

Field Location SW IOWA

Fiscal Year


Multi-state or Integrated (Ext + Research)


Funding Source





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