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Juneau — Dodge County UW-Extension, in cooperation with high school agriculture instructors and other volunteers, will again offer the Youth Farm Tractor and Equipment Operations Safety Training program.

This program includes classroom instruction and a practical test and is held only once each year. The course curriculum is the model for county programs across the country and includes instruction on topics: Safety-It’s an Attitude; Livestock Safety; Pesticide Safety; Electrical Safety; Confined Space Safety and many others.

Classroom Dates are three Saturdays: Jan. 14, 21 and 28. All classes will be held in the Dodge County Administrative Building Auditorium, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau. Classes are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with a short break in the morning and afternoon and lunch about noon. Students must bring their lunch.

Parents should plan on attending the first 45 minutes of the first class for orientation. Dates for the late April/early May practical driving test at the Dodge County fairgrounds will be announced to participants when registrations are confirmed. Preregistration is required. Registration fees are $35 per youth if registered by Jan. 6 and $45 after Jan. 6.

To register, complete a registration form for each youth and return with payment to the Dodge County UWEX Office, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau. WI 53039. Registration forms are available at the Dodge County UWEX Office and online at http://dodge.uwex.edu.

Wisconsin state law (Act 455) requires that any youth under the ages 12--16 who operates a tractor or self-propelled equipment on the highway for a parent, must successfully complete a Tractor and Machinery Safety program.

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