2019 Tractor Safety Course for Youth and Adults

farmer on tractorMondays, starting April 22, 2019
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Ingrahams’ Equipment
3 Knox Ridge Rd S
Knox, Maine

Cost: $20

Register Online

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 22 at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox from 5-7 pm every Monday evening and continuing for 5 weeks.
(April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20)

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: billiejo.pendleton@maine.edu

Directions

For more information, contact Rick Kersbergen at 207.342.5971 or richard.kersbergen@maine.edu.

If you are a person with a disability and need an accommodation to participate in this program, please call Rick Kersbergen 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.