Barron-Polk County Farm Safety and Farm Machinery Certification Course

The Barron-Polk County Tractor Safety Certification program will be held June 6, 7, 8, and 9th, 2022 at the Barron High School.  The program runs from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and 8:00 am to 12:00 noon on Thursday.  The cost is $20 per person.  Checks can be payable to:  UW-Extension Barron County.

Tractor Safety Certification is designed to meet both State and Federal requirements for youth under 16 year old.  The program covers 12-13 year old’s 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 or 15 years old who will be employed (or working without pay) for someone other than their own family farm.

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 for the class, contact Kim Grover, Administrative Assistant, at 715-537-6256 or you can download the brochure (Tractor Safety Brochure 2022) to register and mail to the UW-Barron County Extension Office, Barron County Government Center, Room 2206, 335 E. Monroe Avenue, Barron, WI 54812.  Deadline is June 3, 2022.