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Educational Programs - Farm Tractor Safety Course for Youth and Adults

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2014 Farm Tractor Safety Course

Tuesdays, beginning April 29, 2014
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Maine Forest Service, Gray, ME

Cost/student: $20.00  

Farm work can be dangerous, but a University of Maine Cooperative Extension tractor safety course will help reduce risks to Maine farmers and farm workers. A farm tractor safety course will be held on 5 consecutive Tuesday evenings starting April 29, 2014 at the Maine Forest Service Building on Route 26 (356 Shaker Road) in Gray.

“Many of the accidents on farms involve tractors and farm machinery,” says Richard Brzozowski of the UMaine Extension Cumberland County office. “Every farm worker needs to develop good skills and a good safety attitude. This course helps them do just that.”

Individuals will receive practical training in the classroom, in the shop, and on tractors. Participants should be at least 13 years of age to participate in this certified course. Adults are welcome to participate in the practical course.

The course is co-sponsored by UMaine Extension, Hall Implement Co., Wescott & Sons, Hammond Tractor Co., Chad Little Outdoor Power Equipment, Anderson Equipment Co., Beauregard Equipment Inc., Tractor Supply Co., and Maine Farm Bureau — Cumberland County Chapter.

Location for Most Sessions: Maine Forest Service, Route 26 (Shaker Road) in Gray
: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evenings
: Richard J. Brzozowski (Bro-zow-ski), Extension Educator
Course Schedule

Session #1       6:30 – 8:30 PM, Tuesday, April 29, 2014Maine Forest Service, Route 26, in Gray. Registration and introduction to the course, requirements of the course, all assignments must be completed and submitted, ten hours of practice driving – An adult must sign off for driving hours logged, Successfully pass the final written exam, Successfully complete the tractor hook up and driving exams

Session #2       6:30 – 8:30 PM, Tuesday, May 6, 2014 – Meet at Hall Implement in Windham (Foster’s Corner near the rotary of Routes 302 / 202) Safety check of farm equipment exercise and tractor controls and parts identification exercise.

Session #3          6:30 – 8:30 PM, Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – Maine Forest Service Building, Gray

Session #4          6:30 – 8:30 PM, Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Maine Forest Service Building, Gray. Practice driving, safety video, and review for final exam.

Session #5          5:30 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – Driving Test and Written Final Exam

Tentatively scheduled for Windham Public Works, 185 Windham Center Road, Windham

For more information call 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)  or email Registration is required, and space is limited

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