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Educational Programs - Farm Tractor Safety Course for Youth and Adults

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2015 Farm Tractor Safety Course

Tuesdays,  May  5th to June 2nd,  2015
Instructor: Richard J. Brzozowski, Extension Educator
Course Fee: $20.00  per student
Registration: Opening Soon

 

“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.”

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. 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.

For more information call 207.781.6099 or 1.800.287.1471 (in Maine)  or email lynne.b.hazelton@maine.edu. Registration is required and space is limited

Tentative Course Schedule
Session #1: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 5, 2015- Maine Forest Service, Gray
Registration and introduction to the course. 
Session #2: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 12, 2015- Hall Implement, Windham
Safety check of farm equipment exercise, tractor controls and parts identification exercise. 
Session #3: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Maine Forest Service, Gray
Session #4: 6:30pm – 8:30pm, Tuesday, May 19, 2015 – Maine Forest Service, Gray
Practice driving, safety video, and review for final exam. 
Session #5: 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Tuesday, June 2, 2015- Windham Public Works
Driving Test and Written Final Exam 

farmer on tractorSponsored by: University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Hall Implement in Windham, Wescott & Sons in Gorham, Chad Little of Outdoor Power in Brunswick, Beauregard Equipment Inc. in Scarborough, Tractor Supply Company in Scarborough, Hammond Tractor Co. in Auburn, and the Maine Farm Bureau (Cumberland County Chapter).


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