Youth ages 12-15 interested in operating tractors or self-propelled implement of husbandry on public roads are invited to attend a Youth Tractor and Machinery Course.

The course is June 17-22 from 2-5 p.m. at Northwestern High School in Maple.

Darren Nyhus, agriculture, FFA and science teacher at Northwestern High School, and James Streveler, a retired vocational agriculture instructor from Brule teaches the course.

Students will learn the legal and safe way to use a tractor and farm machinery for work related to their family’s farms. Youth ages 14-15 planning to work, with or without pay, on a farm other than their family’s will meet the requirements for the Wisconsin Safe Operation of Tractor and Machinery certificate of training by completing this 24-hour course.

The course is sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Madison Division of Extension in Douglas County.

The $30 fee covers the cost of manual, instructions and supplies. Students are asked to bring water, a snack and sunscreen.

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To register for the course, contact Cheryl Shockley at 715-395-1363 or