The National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC) was established in 1981 in response to occupational health problems seen in farm patients coming to Marshfield Clinic. The center continues to focus its research and outreach on rural populations. Current Farm Medicine priorities include preventing youth injuries and fatalities, injury surveillance, community outreach and education, farm microbiome and human immunology, and evaluation research. Farm Medicine scientists and staff address these issues with special expertise in injury prevention, public health, bioinformatics, nursing, sociology, anthropology, education and communications.
Since 1997, Farm Medicine has been home to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS), one of 11 agricultural centers funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The National Children’s Center strives to enhance public-private partnerships in order to improve childhood agricultural injury prevention. Nationwide, the rate of non-fatal injuries to children in agriculture has dropped by 60 percent since the National Children’s Center was established.
Farm Medicine also houses the editorial offices of the Journal of Agromedicine. The journal is the world’s No. 1 source of peer-reviewed agricultural safety and health information.
Farm Medicine is a charter member of the Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASCHA), a national collaborative effort of agricultural producers, NIOSH and researchers to improve translational research in agricultural safety and health.
Farm Medicine leverages all these assets to help secure the success of every kind of farm.
The Cultivate Safety website provides easy access to agricultural safety information and resources for farmers, ranchers, supervisors and media.
National Farm Medicine Center
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449-5790
Phone: 1.800.662.6900 or 715.389.4999