Tractor Safety

Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Coursegirl driving tractor

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.

2016 and 2017 Classes

Beginning in 2016, Dane County and Rock County began working together to provide the Tractor and Machinery Safety course.  The class will now alternate between the counties from year to year.

In 2017, the class will be held in Dane county at the West Madison Research Station at 8502 Mineral Point Rd, Verona.

The class will run from June 20-23, from 8am-2pm every day.  Children must legally attend all 24 hours of the class to be eligible for the tractor safety certificate at the conclusion of the class.

Registration materials and details regarding the 2017 course will be available by the end of April 2017..

If you would like the registration materials sent to you when they become available, contact: Barbara Nunez,

For questions about the tractor safety program, contact Heidi Johnson,



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