N.D. Youth Tractor Safety School Set
April 1, 2016
Fourteen- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for someone other than immediate family members must complete an approved tractor and machinery safety training program successfully.
The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding a tractor safety school from May 31 through June 2 that will meet this requirement. The school will be held at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.
The North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a four-hour all-terrain vehicle safety certification program in conjunction with the tractor safety school.
The tractor safety school starts at 10 a.m. May 31 and ends at 5 p.m. June 2.
Participants will learn:
The rules of the road
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How to read an operators manual
How to operate large and small tractors
Youth also will be exposed to obstacle courses that simulate farm situations.
Although the school is designed for 14- and 15-year-olds, youth who are 13 can participate. Tractor safety certification for 13-year-olds will take effect when they turn 14.
Youth do not have to be a 4-H member to sign up for the school.
The cost of the school is $135, which includes lodging, meals and materials. The registration deadline is May 13.
For more information, contact Rick Schmidt, Extension agent for Oliver County, at (701) 794-8748 or (701) 207-0010, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send registrations to Oliver County Extension/Tractor Safety School, P.O. Box 166, Center, ND 58530. Make checks payable to Oliver County Extension.