UW Extension offering youth tractor safety course

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UW Extension is offering a Youth Tractor Safety Course.

Racine, Kenosha and Walworth counties will be collaborating to provide tractor safety education for youth ages 12-16. The course will be a total of 24 hours in length. This course is required by Wisconsin for any youth between the ages of 12 and 16 that will be driving farm machinery on public roads.

The tractor safety course will be held at Burlington High School. Classes will be held Monday through Friday, June 21-25 from 8 a.m.to Noon. Testing will be held on Monday, June 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.

Youth are required to attend all sessions. This course includes hands-on driving exercises, various hands-on safety demonstrations including first aid, fire safety and pesticide safety.

Students will also be required to do homework assignments including reading and writing assignments, photo assignments and more. The course cost $50.

This course is limited to 25 participants. Currently, interested participants are being asked to pre-register. Parents or guardians who are pre-registering youth are asked be prepared to present the following information:

  • Name and address of youth attending the course
  • Date of birth of youth attending the course

For more information or to pre-register youth, please contact the Walworth County UW Extension office at 262-741-4951, the Racine County

UW Extension office at 262-886-8460, or the Kenosha County UW-Extension office at 262-857-1945. Information or questions can also be emailed to Rose Skora at rose.skora@ces.uwex.edu. The flyer can also be downloaded here.


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