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Area youth take tractor training
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.