The Barron County Tractor Safety Certification Program will be held June 18-21, 2018 at a
Barron High School. The program runs from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day and costs $20 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 for the Tractor Safety Certification Program, contact any of the High School Ag
Instructors in Barron County or the Barron County UW-Extension at 537-6250.