Tractor safety education for youth available

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Photo by Patrick Hajzler via stock.xchng

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 24-June 28 from 8 am to noon. Testing will be held on Monday, July 1 from 8 am 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 here. For more information, please contact Walworth County UW Extension office at 262-741-4951, Racine County UW Extension office at 262-767-2929, or Kenosha County UW-Extension office at 262-857-1945.

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