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Youth complete safety course
Members of the Juda Fire Department demonstrate the dangers of farm machinery through a tractor rollover simulation during one of the 2013 Green County Tractor Safety sessions. (Photo supplied)
GREEN COUNTY- The 2013 Green County Tractor and Machinery Safety Course had 21 youth complete the course in various locations in Green County between March 19 and April 25. Youth completed 24 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction in various aspects of tractor and machinery safety to comply with Wisconsin Act 455, which allows children under the age of 16 to be certified to operate a farm tractor/self-propelled implement of husbandry on the highway. This year's participants included Michael Ace, Brooklyn; Zach Asche, Freeport; Jeb Beck, Albany; Peter Blumer, Monticello; Owen Boss, Albany; Hunter Brewer, Albany; Phebe Christen, Argyle; Kelsey Cramer, Juda; Joe Crubaugh, Monroe; Trevor Drain, Monroe; Trevor Gilson, Blanchardville; Joe Hughes, Monroe; Jake Lengel, Juda; Cole Mahlkuch, Juda; Clayton Mahlkuch, Juda; Ethan Penniston, New Glarus; Emma Peterson, Monroe; Matt Schmitt, Juda; Josh Shell, Brooklyn; Travis Wolf, Monroe; and Kyle Zilliox, Monroe.