Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Course

Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24 | 8:30am-3:00pm

Arlington Agriculture Research Station | N695 Hopkins Rd, Arlington, WI 53911


Tractor and Machinery Certification is mandated by Federal legislation for any youth 14-15 years old working on a farm not owned or operated by the youth’s parents or legal guardians and who are operating tractors over 20 PTO horsepower and/or certain farm equipment. In Wisconsin, any farm youth under the age of 16 are prohibited from operating agricultural machinery on public roads unless they have completed a Tractor & Machinery Certification Course. A law signed by the Governor in 1998 sets a lower age limit at youth 12 years of age to become certified in tractor and machinery operation.  This course is offered in-person and students are required to attend each session day.  Passing both a written exam and a driving exam are requirements for successful course completion and certification.


Note: A parent or guardian must accompany his/her child to the first 30 minutes of the first session. A short presentation on parent responsibility will be conducted at that time.



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