Established in 1981 in response to occupational health problems seen in farm patients coming to Marshfield Clinic, the National Farm Medicine Center (NFMC), Marshfield, WI, is among the longest standing agricultural health and safety programs in the United States.
The National Farm Medicine Center is home to the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety (NCCRAHS), established in 1997. The NFMC is also a collaborator in the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health (UMASH) Center with the University of MN School of Public Health and College of Veterinary Medicine, and the MN Dept. of Health. These two Centers are among 10 Centers of Excellence in Agricultural Disease & Injury Research, Education and Prevention funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health (NIOSH).