Learn about the different types of grain elevators and how much grain storage capacity varies from one to the other.
Built as a Farmers’ Cooperative Elevator, sold to Farmland Industries, now owned by ADM. Was once the largest grain elevator in the world, stores 18.3 million bushels. Length is just under 1/2 mile. Hutchinson, Kansas
“The American Grain Elevator” by Linda Laird documents the untold story of grain elevators through 86 full-color photographs and sections on the variety of materials used in the Midwest from the 1800s to today. Read how these wonderful and fascinating buildings are integral to our farm heritage.