IoH law updates to be discussed

Now Media Group


Farmers, agribusinesses, and local town officials are invited to attend a seminar regarding updates to the recently enacted Wisconsin Act 377 - Implements of Husbandry Law (IoH), the new law regarding farm machinery operating on Wisconsin roadways.

The meeting will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 8, at the Taylor Café, 30 2nd St., Taylor. There is no fee to attend.

Attendees will learn about new requirements for the equipment despite having driven on public roads for years. Recent updates to the law will be presented, as well as basics of the law including definitions of IoH and AgCMV, weight limits with examples of axel weight calculations, additional requirements for lighting, size, etc., and township/road authority option elections.

Speakers include Cheryl Skjolaas, UW Agriculture Safety and Health, and Lt. Kevin Klingberg of the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Wisconsin Act 377 forges a compromise between the agricultural community and local officials that balances the need for farm equipment to operate legally and safely on roads with the need to protect local infrastructure. It was signed into law on April 23, 2014.

For more information, contact the Jackson County UW-Extension 715-284-4257.