Farm Electrical Maintenance Course Coming In July

Are you a farm owner, field manager, or someone who works around farm infrastructure? If yes, this Farm Electrical Maintenance & Safety Short Course is for you.

Know the laws, learn about protective gear, procedures, tools, and the basics for staying safe around electrical equipment on the farm. Due to the technical content of the course, the program will be facilitated within two sessions.

Session 1 – July 11

This first session goes from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ACEC Field Demo is at 11 a.m. followed by the Potato Research Field Day.

Session 2 – July 16

The second session goes from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Afternoon field experience at Flyte Family Farms.

Each session includes instruction with licensed electrical educators in the morning at the Hancock Agricultural Research Station, followed by lunch, demonstrations, and field experiences in the afternoon with licensed professionals available for Q&A.

Cost is $500 per person. Register:

Meet Your Instructors

Bill Neitzel has 55+ years of experience in the electrical field. He started his career working for his father for 12 years. He owned his own business for 10 years and spent the next 27 years as an electrical inspector for the City of Madison and multiple small communities around the Madison area. For the next 4 years, Bill was the Building Inspection Manager for the City of Middleton. Bill semi-retired in 2020 and still works part-time doing inspections for various communities around the Madison area. Bill was the Chairman of the Wisconsin Electrical Code Advisory Council in 1999 and 2017 and is secretary of the current Electrical Code Council. He has been the Education Chairman for the Wisconsin Chapter IAEI and does extensive training all over the State of Wisconsin.

Bob Fahey has been involved in the Electrical Industry as an Electrician or as an Electrical Inspector for since 1980. He has installed wiring and has inspected wiring in residential, agricultural, commercial, and industrial facilities. Bob completed a State Indentured Electrical Apprenticeship program to become a Journeyman Electrician and then a Licensed State of Wisconsin Master Electrician. Bob has also instructed Code classes for the local Technical College as well as the Wisconsin Chapter IAEI since 1994. He was the Electrical Inspector for the City of Janesville from 1992 to 2022. He also continues inspecting smaller communities. Bob served on CMP 11 for five Code cycles for the NEC and presently serves as Chairman of CMP 18 for the 2023 NEC.