New technologies reduce physical strain for farmers

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.

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