Tractor Safety


The Extension Office and Agriculture Instructors from local schools conduct the annual Jefferson County Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program. This program is for youth, 12 to 16 years of age, who plan on operating a farm tractor on public roadways or work near dangerous farm equipment. After successful completion, students aged 14-16 will receive a certificate. Without certification, Wisconsin law prohibits any youth under age 16 from operating a tractor (or self propelled implement of husbandry) on public roads and Federal law prohibits youth from working near dangerous equipment on farms other than their parents. This course is essential in contributing to the safety of our youth in agriculture.

The tractor safety course includes 24 hours of classroom instruction that offers many hands-on activities. Students also must pass a written exam as well as a driving test. Classroom instruction and the written exam are held at the Jefferson County Extension office and the driving exam will be held at the Jefferson County Fair Park. This certification program is offered for all Wisconsin youth age 12-16, including those from neighboring Counties.

Due to the pandemic, we are uncertain when the next class will be held.

  • Registration Form
  • Activity Waiver

If you are interested in the program or would like additional information, please contact Kim at 920-674-7297 or

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