Tractor Safety

Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Course

The Tractor and Machinery Safety course certifies youth under 16 to operate tractors on public roads or work near dangerous equipment on farms. This certification allows 12 and 13 year olds to drive equipment on public roads for their parents’ farm, while 14 and 15 year-olds are certified to work for extended family and non-family members. Certification is obtained by successfully completing the Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Training Course including a written and tractor driving exam. The class is 24 hours long.

Typically, Dane and Rock County staff teach one tractor safety class and alternate the host county from year to year.  However due to staffing issues, tractor safety will be held in Rock County again in 2019.

The class is typically held either the third or fourth week of June on four consecutive weekdays for 6 hours/day. Details for the 2019 class will be finalized and posted by mid-April.  If you would like to be sent the registration information when they become available, email Claudia Wiederholt.


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