Dodge County Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Training
Dodge County Extension does not have a Tractor Safety course scheduled for 2022. Students may check with neighboring county Extension offices, a local high school agricultural education instructor, or a collaborating Wisconsin Technical College like Moraine Park or Madison Area Technical college for when a program will be offered in the area. Programs are usually offered once per year.
Program information will be updated as received. Due to COVID-19, courses may be offered as a hybrid of online and in-person learning. At this time, Wisconsin does not offer an independent online course for self-study. If an independent online course for self-study is offered, Extension Dodge County will share that information to the general public.
Keep checking this page for any updates. Please check the state UW-Madison Division of Extension page too. Various tractor & machinery safety programs from around the state can be found HERE.
Why should youth take this course?
Wisconsin state law (Act 455) 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 (DOL) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 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, please see the link below.