From: The Country Today
By Karyn Eckert, Regional Editor
MARSHFIELD — Innovations in farm equipment are allowing farmers to keep the life they love, even after a life-threatening injury.
Hortonville farmer Keith Posselt said his life changed Jan. 31, 1997. While changing a silo door, he slipped and fell 35 feet down a silo chute. Posselt said he never lost consciousness but laid at the bottom of the silo until a neighbor found him.
Posselt shattered his T7 vertebrae and learned he would never walk again.
“Before I left the hospital, I decided I wanted to continue farming,” he said.
Posselt shared his story March 16 at the AgrAbility of Wisconsin Summit at Marshfield Clinic. The farmer became a client of the organization, which helped him overcome challenges getting to and around the farm.