National Farm Medicine Center named ‘Friend of Agriculture’

Wisconsin State Farmer
National Farm Medicine Center and Marshfield Clinic Health System staff at the Mayor’s Dairy Breakfast, Marshfield. Front (from left): Emily Redmond, MCHS Chief of Staff Melissa Breen, MCHS CEO Susan Turney, Barbara Lee, Melissa Ploeckelman, Rachel Rol. Back row (from left): Matt Faber, Bryan Weichelt, Scott Heiberger, Josie Rudolphi, Dyan Friemoth, Cap Bendixsen. NFMC staff not pictured: Kathrine Barnes, Barbara Marlenga, Marsha Salzwedel, Kathie Smith.

The Marshfield Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MACCI) honored the National Farm Medicine Center with its “2018 Friend of Agriculture Award,” on June 1, during the Mayor’s Dairy Breakfast at the Central Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Marshfield.

Making the presentation was Sheila Harsdorf, secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

“It is such an honor to accept this on behalf of our National Farm Medicine Center team and Marshfield Clinic Health System (MCHS),” said Barbara Lee, Ph.D., director of the Farm Center. “We rely on farmers and the community to make our research meaningful, so that it has an impact on agricultural safety and health. We feel privileged to have that relationship, and to receive this award.”

Joining the Farm Center team at the presentation were Marshfield Clinic Health System CEO Susan Turney, M.D., and MCHS Chief of Staff Melissa Breen.

Since 2007, MACCI has recognized a family, business or organization that strongly supports agriculture in the Marshfield area.