How Grain Elevators Work

Learn how grain elevators work and discover how the headhouse, receiving pit and other mechanisms work together to process and store grain.

The American Grain Elevator
“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.
Courtesy Grain Elevator Press