Does your son or daughter work on a farm during the summer? Do you hire youth to work for you during the year? Do these young people have adequate safety training? Accidents cause more deaths to individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes combined. To help reduce accidents, a Tractor & Farm Safety Camp is being coordinated by UW-Extension Manitowoc County.
Two camps will be offered this year at Camp TaPaWingo. Dates for the camps are March 10-12 and March 31-April 2, 2017. Camp TaPaWingo is located at 915 West TaPaWingo Road, Mishicot, Wisconsin. Cost for the camp is $195 and includes lodging, meals, training materials, and 24 hours of instruction.
The camp will focus on the safety aspects of operating farm equipment and daily farm tasks. To complete the course, youth must attend all sessions and pass a written and a driving exam. Certificates will be issued by the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office following successful completion of course. For more information and/or to obtain a registration brochure please visit www.manitowoc.uwex.edu