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Learn How Farm Machinery Operates on Wisconsin Roads

Learn How Farm Machinery Operates on Wisconsin Roads
Meeting planned March 20 in Kiel to help educate about proposals to update machinery on roadway laws.

Farmers, agriculturists and local town officials are invited to attend a seminar to discuss proposed legislation that is underway to update state laws that allow farm machinery to operate on Wisconsin roadways. The University of Wisconsin-Extension and Sheboygan County Farm Bureau are hosting a presentation about these changes on Thursday, March 20 from 1 -3 p.m. at Millhome Supper Club in Kiel.

Proposed legislation updates the definition of implements of husbandry, provides an additional 15% weight allowance, and addresses safety concerns with changes to lighting and marking requirements and rules of the road.

Learn How Farm Machinery Operates on Wisconsin Roads

"Public roads are shared spaces," said Mike Ballweg, Sheboygan County Extension crops and soils agent. "Safety is important and this proposed legislation takes everyone's needs into consideration."

Presenters include:
•Paul Zimmerman, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, executive director of governmental relations, will discuss the proposed legislation and provide an update on legislative activity.

•Cheryl Skjolaas, Extension agricultural safety specialist, will discuss current law and practices for safe road travel.

Registration is not required for this presentation. For more information contact Mike Ballweg at (920) 459-5910 or Lloyd De Ruyter, Sheboygan County Farm Bureau, at (920) 946-3047.

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