Tractor & Machinery
for Youth ages 12-15
Tractor and Machinery Certification is mandated by Federal legislation for any youth 14-15 years old working on a farm not owned or operated by the youth’s parents or legal guardians and who are operating tractors over 20 PTO horsepower and/or certain farm equipment.
In Wisconsin, any farm youth under the age of 16 are prohibited from operating agricultural machinery on public roads unless they have completed a Tractor and Machinery Certification Course. A law signed by the Governor in 1998 sets a lower age limit at youth 12 years of age to become certified in tractor and machinery operation.
This course is taught by certified instructors to meet the following objectives:
• To provide youth with the means to develop positive attitudes toward tractor and machinery safety.
• To provide youth with education on the basic principles of tractor and machinery safety.
• To allow youth to acquire basic knowledge, and ability; and to develop safe work practices in the use of tractors and machinery.
• To provide youth with education on how to identify and correct agricultural work hazards, requiring them to do inspections on their own farms or work situations.
• To provide youth with basic knowledge of farm chemicals and electrical safety.
• To provide youth with basic first aid/first response information in the event of an accident, using hands-on instruction by area EMTs specially trained in farm accidents.
Register Now for Tractor Safety
Watch for the Spring Schedule in 2014
For more information call 715-823-1555 or 800-321-7133