About the Program
The Wisconsin Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Program is designed to meet requirements established by the US Department of Labor, pertaining to special provisions made for the employment of youth ages 14-15 on farms not operated by their parents. In addition, Wisconsin Act 455 provides specific provisions for tractor operation by 12-13 year olds. Questions about the program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to Purdue University Extension
UW-Madison Extension endorses the curriculum Gearing Up for Safety developed by Purdue University in cooperation with leading farm safety experts throughout the U.S.
Farm Management Outreach Specialist
Extension Jefferson County
864 Collins Rd
Jefferson, WI 53549
Jim Versweyveld is a Farm Management Outreach Specialist with state-wide programming efforts. His outreach focus includes farm leadership development, HR best-practices, and employee safety & health. He has prior experience from the private sector in dairy genetics and reproduction, agribusiness and human resources management. He has a Master’s Science in Occupational Safety, from UW-Whitewater.