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Area youth take tractor training
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Photo supplied Participants learn about the dangers of farm machinery from Mark Baker, Stateline Farm Rescue, during one of the Green County Tractor Safety Sessions.
MONROE - Twenty-two youth completed the 2009 Green County Tractor and Machinery Safety Course in various locations in Green County from March 24-April 23. Youth completed 24 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction in various aspects of tractor and machinery safety to comply with Wisconsin Act 455. Act 455 states that "No person may direct or permit a child under age 16 years to operate a farm tractor/self-propelled implement of husbandry on the highway unless the child has been certified as successfully completing a tractor and machinery operation safety course.