The Progressive Agriculture Foundation® today announced that Oscilloscope Laboratories, the film distributor of “SILO,” is donating a portion of the film’s proceeds to the Foundation’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
Inspired by true events, SILO will be released nationwide on May 7 across 36 states and will also be available via Video OnDemand, iTunes, Vudu, Amazon, Google, and other paid platforms for viewing.
“We are excited to partner with the creators of SILO to help share the importance of safety in our rural communities,” said Brian Kuhl, president and chief executive officer of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation. “More than a 25 years ago, the importance of farm safety was brought to the forefront by a story that ran in the Progressive Farmer magazine which sparked the start of Progressive Agriculture Safety Days.
“Today, the SILO film serves as a reminder that our work is not yet done.”
The Foundation’s Safety Day program provides a fun, hands-on learning experience for youth through age-appropriate lessons. Each year nearly 400 Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, reaching more than 100,000 individuals, are held throughout the United States and Canada, with grain safety among the top 15 most popular safety lessons taught.
“We have worked with the ag community for years to make this film a reality,” said Sam Goldberg, producer of SILO. “The team at the Progressive Agriculture Foundation works hard every single day to ensure that future generations will be safe on the farm.
“We are honored to support their mission and we hope that SILO can continue to raise substantial awareness – and funds – to support farm safety.”
SILO follows a harrowing day in an American farm town. Disaster strikes when teenage Cody becomes the victim of a grain entrapment accident. Family, neighbors, and first responders must put aside their differences to rescue him from drowning in the 50-foot-tall silo where corn quickly turns to quicksand. Shedding light on an issue plaguing rural America, SILO shows how dangerous modern farming can be, while also highlighting the ways communities band together to look after one another.
For direct online streaming, to purchase your own copy of the film on Blu-ray/DVD, or to find a location near you showing film, visiting: https://www.silothefilm.com.
About Progressive Agriculture Foundation®
The Progressive Agriculture Foundation® (PAF) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to provide education, training, and resources to make farm, ranch, and rural life safer and healthier for all children and their communities. PAF builds partnerships to secure resources for the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day® program, which is recognized as the largest rural safety and health education program for children in North America.
Since the inception of the Foundation’s program in 1995, more than 1.8 million individuals – and counting – have been reached in 45 states, two territories, and nine Canadian provinces. For more information about PAF and its programs, visit: http://www.progressiveag.org.