Tractor Safety

Extension hosts a youth tractor safety program annually in June at Burlington High School.

To receive a notification when registration for the 2020 program opens, please contact:
Leigh Presley, Extension Kenosha & Racine County: (262) 857-1948, email: leigh.presley@wisc.edu
Jim Versweyveld, Extension Walworth County: (262) 741-4962, email: jim.versweyveld@wisc.edu

Wisconsin Youth Tractor Safety Program Details

  • 24-hour program designed to teach tractor and general farm safety 
  • Open to youth ages 12 to 16
  • Includes both classroom and hands-on driving instruction, culminating in a final written and driving exam
  • Meets the requirements of Wisconsin Act 455, which requires youth under the age of 16 to hold a certificate of training in order to operate a tractor on a public road
  • Meets the child labor requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act, pertaining to the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated by their parents or guardians
  • For more information, visit https://fyi.extension.wisc.edu/tractorcert/