Youth tractor safety course offered in Maple

Those who complete it will receive state, federal certificates for farm equipment operation.

Senior farmer with small granddaughter sitting in tractor, driving.
A senior farmer with small granddaughter sitting in tractor, driving.
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MAPLE — A youth tractor and farm machinery safety course for children ages 12 to 15 will be offered at Northwestern High School in the agriculture room June 20-24. The class will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

Students ages 12 and 13 will receive a Wisconsin certificate of completion to work and operate on the family farm. Participants ages 14 and older will also receive a federal certificate allowing them to operate tractors and equipment for others.

The class includes general safety, tractor operation, a written test with 70% needed to pass, a pre-driving checklist and a driving test with a time limit needed to pass.

Participants will need a bag lunch. There is a parent consent form to be signed the first day and a $25 fee for the class. To register, call and leave student names with Darren Nyhus at NHS 715-363-2434, ext. 1059 or Jim Streveler at 715-372-8473.

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The event will include kids' games, live music and more.