Youth Tractor Safety

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Event Information

Date: 

June 18th, 2019

Time: 

8:00am - 9:00am

Contact: 

Spooner Ag Station

Phone: 

715-635-3506

A tractor and machinery safety certification program which satisfies both Federal and State requirements is being offered on Tuesday, June 18, Wednesday, June 19, and Friday, June 21 at the Spooner Ag Research Station.

Wisconsin law requires that any youth less than 16  years of age be certified to operate a tractor or machinery on public roads—even if working for a parent or guardian. In addition, federal law prohibits hiring or even allowing any youth under the age of 16 to participate in any hazardous work activities, including operating tractors over 20 PTO horsepower, unless the youth has a training certificate or is working on a farm owned and operated by his or her parent or guardian.

Students must be at least 12 years old to enroll and must attend all training sessions and complete written and driving examinations in order to be certified.

Pre-registration is required  by contacting the UW-Extension Spooner Agriculture Agents Office at 715-635-3506 or 1-800-528-1914. Provide name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Cost of the course is $20.