Safety and health is our top priority and due to the ongoing events of COVID-19, we are postponing the Agriculture Rescue Training (ART) at this time. Refunding everyone’s registration will begin as soon as possible. We will inform everyone when a new date has been chosen. We thank you for being a part of improving rural safety and health in our communities. The ART team will continue to work and make improvements to the program as we look forward to seeing you at the training in the future!   

If you have, any questions please contact:

Registration information

Tanya Esser

Ph: 715.389.3776


Program information



Pittsville Fire Chief

Jerry Minor



National Farm Medicine Center 

Kyle Koshalek

Ph: 715-389-3786



Calling All

First Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians, Fire, Rescue and Law Enforcement Personnel

If you are not there, who will be?



Training for responses that are of a LOW FREQUENCY – HIGH DANGER to our personnel are the ones for which we should be better prepared, but are we?

Farmers are largely independent and often manage many of their own injuries and incidents. However, when a hazard transforms itself into an entrapment or serious injury, emergency services are called upon. This is when our personnel will be exposed to dangers less familiar to them.

In the past, many of us in the volunteer service had members on the department that either worked on or came from a farming background. This familiarity was an advantage to our agencies, and they were the “go to” people when en-route to a farm incident. Today, agencies around the state lack the knowledgeable personnel of the agricultural world and those same dangers that caused the injury to the farmer may do the same for your firefighter and EMS personnel.

This is why the National Farm Medicine Center, in partnership with Pittsville Fire and Life Link 3 Air Medical Transport, are in the process of helping you to be better prepared when being called to these situations. On May 8th and 9th, 2020 an evening and full day program called the Agricultural Rescue Training (ART) is in development to train your staff on how to approach and safely rescue someone involved in an agricultural incident.  



A - Farm Familiarization

This workshop is designed to familiarize the rescuer to various farm equipment and structures that may be encountered. Emergency shutdown procedures, equipment operation, storage hazards are all to be covered. A “must attend” for any personnel not familiar with this environment.

B - Tractor Rollover

More common tractor overturns and discussion of stabilization techniques as well as emergency medical concerns with hands on experience will be showcased in this workshop.

C - Equipment Extrication

Principles of machinery extrication will be discussed as well as hands on incident size-up, extrication and patient handling will be performed in this workshop.

D - Silo Rescue

This workshop will be an on scene presentation of the needs to perform a safe rescue from a silo. Ropes, rigging, anchors, knots and harnesses will be utilized during the evolution. By utilization of an actual silo and equipment on the farm, personnel will be better prepared for the silo rescue.

E - Grain Bin Rescue

Similar to the silo rescue, grain bins have their own unique hazards. Utilizing safety equipment, this workshop will be an on scene presentation of the needs to perform a safe rescue from a grain bin.


Please register by April 24, 2020. The program registration fee is $75/participant. Registration after, April 24th, will increase to $100/participant. Registration fee includes all meal services provided during the event(s) registered for as well as all program materials. Attendance is limited to 100 in order to maximize the hands-on component of the workshops. Advanced registration is required. If cancellations are received within 72 hours of the program, the registration fee will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee. The conference reserves the right to cancel due to insufficient enrollment. 

To register for the training, you may submit your payment and information by clicking on the button below. You may also submit a registration form via mail to:

Marshfield Clinic Health System Inc. 
Conference Registration-GR
1000 North Oak Avenue
Marshfield, WI 54449 

Fax: 715-389-3770

Make checks payable to Marshfield Clinic Health System Inc.

If by credit card, please call 715-389-3776 to make payment (Marshfield Clinic accepts MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover)

For questions regarding registration, please contact:

Tanya Esser
Ph: 715-389-3776



General Information


Certificates validating 9.5 hours of CEUs upon completion and evaluation of the program will be awarded. 


Friday, May 8, 2020 portion of the program will be held at the Robert Froehlke Conference Center, located in the Melvin R. Laird Center of the Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI. Saturday, May 9, 2020 portion of the program will be held at the Heiman Holsteins dairy farm in Marshfield, WI.


Participants are encouraged to dress in anticipation for an active day. Appropriate PPE includes full turnout gear, or extrication gear including boots/safety shoes, gloves, helmets and eye protection. No SCBA required.   Each course enrollee is responsible for providing these items. As workshops are held outdoors, be prepared in case of inclement weather. 


For Friday's session in the Robert Froehlke Conference Center, parking is available in lot L and B (see map). Please enter from parking lot L and not street side. 

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For Further Information

Pittsville Fire Chief
Jerry Minor


National Farm Medicine Center
Kyle Koshalek 
Ph: 715-389-3786 

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