July 7, 2022

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Wisconsin Farm Technology Days to feature live safety demonstrations

The National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, will host agricultural safety and rescue demonstrations and a child safety area during Wisconsin Farm Technology Days, July 12-14, at Roehl Acres in Loyal, Clark County.

Farm Medicine is partnering with Central Fire and EMS District, Pittsville Fire Department, Progressive Agriculture Safety Days, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, local FFA chapters and others.

The National Farm Medicine Center Farm Safety and Rescue Area will feature live demonstrations of a tractor rollover, a tractor rollover rescue and a grain engulfment rescue. Marshfield Clinic Occupational Health will provide fit-testing of respirators, and Farm Medicine will register Wisconsin farmers in a drawing for a free tractor rollover protection structure (ROPS) with installation included. The drawing will be held at the conclusion of Farm Technology Days.

The National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety, part of Farm Medicine, will be in the Youth Area with a “Safe Play Area” for children, containing play items for young children to try out. Meanwhile, parents can learn how to build or upgrade play areas on their farms, and learn about assigning work to youth, based on the youth’s age and abilities.

To stay updated on all the safety and rescue activities, go to

Melissa Ploeckelman, Farm Medicine outreach specialist, discussed the safety and rescue area with Mid-West Farm Report.

Cindy Kolzow, R.N., Marshfield Clinic Health System, is overseeing the Youth Area, which she discussed with Mid-West Farm Report.



FTD Tractor Rollover Demo


FTD Grain Engulfment (.jpg)