Does your son or daughter work on a farm during the summer? Do you hire youth to work for you during the year? Do these young people have adequate safety training? Accidents cause more deaths to individuals between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes combined. To help reduce accidents, two Tractor and Farm Safety Camps are being coordinated by Manitowoc County UW-Extension.
The camps will be held at Camp TaPaWingo and are scheduled for April 6-8 and April 27-29. Camp TaPaWingo is located at 915 West TaPaWingo Road, Mishicot, Wisconsin. Cost for the camps are $195 and include lodging, meals, training materials, and 24 hours of instruction.
The camp will focus on the safety aspects of operating farm equipment and daily farm tasks. To complete the course, youth must attend the entire weekend from Friday evening, 5 p.m. until Sunday, 3:30 p.m. and pass a written and a driving exam. Certificates will be issued by the Manitowoc County UW-Extension office following successful completion of course.
Questions? Please contact Manitowoc County UW-Extension Program Assistant Wendi Holschbach at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-683-4169.