The National Farm Medicine Center is a research and education center focused on rural issues. The Center is part of Marshfield Clinic, one of the largest private multi-specialty group practices in the United States. Founded in 1916, Marshfield Clinic has more than 700 physicians representing nearly 90 different medical specialties in 40 locations throughout northern, central and western Wisconsin.

The majority of Center funding comes from competitive government grants and contracts. Other sources of funding are private foundations, corporations, partnerships and donations.

In many cases, the need to meet farmers and ranchers on their own terms first occurs at their kitchen table. (Photo illustration by Casper and Jill Bendixsen).


“The National Farm Medicine Center will be a national resource, conducting high quality research, developing and delivering health and safety information, exploring innovative service models and effecting broad change to improve human health and safety associated with rural and agricultural work, life and environments.”