Barron-Polk Tractor Safety and Certification Program

The Barron-Polk County Tractor Safety Program will be held on June 14, 15, 16, and 17th, 2021 at the Barron High School.  The program will run from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Class will be from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday.

The cost is $20.00 per person.

Tractor Safety Certification is designed to meet both State and Federal requirements for youth under 16 years old.  The program covers 12-13 year olds operating tractors or self-propelled implements on public roads under direction of their parents or guardian or for work related to their family farm operation.  The Tractor Safety Certification is also for youth who are 14 and 15 years old who will be employed (or working without pay) for someone other than their own family farm.

Youth attending the Tractor Safety Certification Program will learn how to safely operate a tractor, identify potentially hazardous situations and reduce the risk of injury in those situations.

Young people will be given the opportunity to practice their driving skills and safety understanding through “hands-on” learning.  Each student must successfully and safely drive a tractor and 2-wheel implement through an obstacle course.

To successfully complete the Tractor Safety Certification Program youth must be at least 12 years old at the time of the course, attend 24 hours of instructional training, pass a written examination and successfully complete a practical driving exam which demonstrates tractor driving ability.

To register please print the brochure . . . Tractor Safety Brochure 2021 and mail it to the Barron County Extension Office, Barron County Government Center, 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Room 2206, Barron, WI 54812, along with your check for the $20.00.  Make checks payable to:  UW-Extension.