JUNEAU — Dodge County UW-Extension and high school agriculture instructors will offer the Youth Farm Tractor and Equipment Operations Safety Training program for 2018 which includes classroom instruction and a practical test. Topics covered include safety-it’s an attitude; livestock safety; pesticide safety; electrical safety; confined space safety and others.
Classes are held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on three Saturdays, Jan. 13, 20 and 27 in the Dodge County Administrative Building auditorium, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau. Attendance at all three classes is required to meet the 20 hours of training requirements. There will be a short break in the morning and afternoon and lunch about noon. Students must bring their lunch. Parents should plan on attending the first 45 minutes of the first class for orientation. Dates for the late April/early May practical driving test at the fairgrounds will be announced to participants when registrations are confirmed.
Pre-registration is required. Registration fees are $35 per youth if registered by Jan. 5 and $45 after that. To register, complete a registration form for each youth and return with payment to the Dodge County UWEX Office, 127 E. Oak St., Juneau. WI 53039. Registration forms are available at the office and online at http://dodge.uwex.edu" target="_blank">http://dodge.uwex.edu.
Wisconsin state law requires that any youth under the ages 12-16 who operates a tractor or self-propelled equipment on the highway for a parent, must successfully complete a Tractor and Machinery Safety program. The U.S. Department of Labor and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration require those youths ages 14-16 that work for a non-parent must complete an approved farm safety course. Class participants younger than 14 will receive their federal certificate after they turn 14.
For more information, call 920-386-3790 or visit http://dodge.uwex.edu.