2020 Farm Tractor Safety Course

Thursdays, Starting April 16, 2020
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Ingrahams’ Equipment
3 Knox Ridge Rd S
Knox, Maine

Cost: $20

Canceled due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 closures, this course will not be offered in 2020.  Ingraham Equipment, 3 Knox Ridge Street, Knox, Maine. or for more information, contact Sadee Mehuren at 207.342.5971 or sadee.mehuren@maine.edu.

Preregistration is required.

Farming is a hazardous occupation, with many serious and fatal accidents occurring every year. Learning how to operate farm equipment in a safe manner is key to preventing these often fatal or lifetime disabling accidents.

A class on safe tractor operation will be offered to youth and adults beginning on April 16 at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox from 5-7 pm every Thursday evening and continuing for 5 weeks.
(April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14)

Participants will learn how to handle tractors and equipment safely, how to identify hazards, and how to minimize the chances of accidents. The course is open to all adults and youth interested, but priority will be given to youth ages 14 to 16. This course is required for 14 and 15 year olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. A Federal Certificate of Training will be issued at the completion of the course after successful completion of the written test and driving course.

Youth under 18 must provide a completed Assumption of Risk Form before attending the class.

Mail or email completed forms to:

UMaine Cooperative Extension in Waldo County
992 Waterville Road
Waldo, ME 04915-3117
Email: sadee.mehuren@maine.edu

Directions

For more information, contact Sadee.Mehuren at 207.342.5971 or sadee.mehuren@maine.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Sadee Mehuren at 207.342.5971 to discuss your needs. Receiving requests for accommodations at least 10 days before the program provides a reasonable amount of time to meet the request, however all requests will be considered.