Extension service to offer youth tractor safety training

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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 20 to 24 from 8 a.m. to noon. Testing will be held on Monday June 27 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 assignment, photo assignments and more. The course will cost $50.

This course is limited to 25 participants. Registration information can be found at the following website: http://kenosha.uwex.edu/agriculture/. Click on tractor safety.

For more information, please contact Walworth County UW Extension office at 741-4951, Racine County UW Extension office at 886-8460, or Kenosha County UW-Extension office at 857-1945.


One Comment

  1. Xfactor says:

    You should have to have a drivers license AND special training to drive farm equipment on roads.

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