Project Manager Gail Kell shared a brief overview of the Initiative, including a summary of our preventive health services, contact information for the Outreach Health Coordinator serving in Marathon County, and the impact RHI’s having on the health of Marathon County’s agricultural community.
Additionally, local Marathon County ag producer and RHI Steering Committee Co-Chair Misty Vogel emphasized the value of maintaining health – for both farmers and animals – on the farm. She compared services provided by Rural Health Initiative for farmers to herd health for animals. She encouraged fellow farmers to of take care of their personal health by emphasizing its value.
“We [farmers] need to take care of ourselves. … If we are not out there to do our job [due to poor health], there’s a lot of food that’s not gonna be produced.” – Marathon County ag producer & RHI Steering Committee Co-Chair Misty Vogel
If you are a farmer/producer, agribusiness owner or worker, or have any tie to agriculture in Marathon County, you are eligible for our services. To schedule a 20 minute visit, contact Outreach Health Coordinator Brittany Screiber, RN ([email protected], 715-612-3349).
Full interview is approximately 12 minutes. Click HERE to listen to full interview with Sunny 1230 AM Radio.