Co-Assistant Director, Community Academic Partnerships (Marshfield)
National Farm Medicine Center
1000 North Oak Ave. ML1 Marshfield, WI 54449
Casper Bendixsen, PhD, serves as Co-Assistant Director for the ICTR Community Academic Partnerships Core at Marshfield. He is a social-cultural anthropologist with an extensive background working with, living within, and researching agricultural and rural communities in the U.S. His current work as Director of the NIH-Funded Farm Medicine Center in Marshfield focuses on translating the knowledge of agricultural health and safety in order to promote volunteer adoption by farm and ranch communities – reducing injuries, illness, and fatalities among farmers, farm workers, and farm families. Communities of particular interest include: beginning/young farmers and ranchers, rural firefighter/EMTs, and minority and niche farm groups. Additionally, he remains engaged in conversations regarding agrarian ethics, traditionalist and working class attitudes, and rural imaginaries – always trying to apply an anthropological perspective to improve the human condition.