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4-H tractor safety certification course held

Posted 5/25/22

A group of teens who have been studying safe operating of machinery and practicing the operation passed their driving test and written exam to complete the 4H Tractor Safety Certification course …

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4-H tractor safety certification course held

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A group of teens who have been studying safe operating of machinery and practicing the operation passed their driving test and written exam to complete the 4H Tractor Safety Certification course offered recently by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Lewis County. 

The Hazardous Occupation in Agricultural Law requires that youth ages 14 to 16 must have at least 10 hours of tractor safety instruction to drive a tractor on a farm other than that owned by their parents.

This course is designed to teach farm safety to youth and the basics of tractor driving. 

With community support these youth were able to fulfill their requirements by attending classes at the following locations: White’s Farm Supply, Logan’s Equipment and Cazenovia Equipment who donated time and equipment to help educate youth about safety, on-farm hazards, and the general safety and operation of farm equipment.

White’s Farm Supply supplied the tractor for testing day and the course was set up at the Northern NY Farmers Market which allowed for a great area for the youth to complete their driving, safety check list and written test. 

Youth participants were: Nolan Brownell of Mannsville, Darrian Brown of Turin, Jacob Davis of Boonville, Dawson Jones of Lowville, Dakota Maciejko of Constableville, Nathan Virkler of Beaver Falls and Hunter Zawisza of Boonville.

For more information on this or other 4H Youth Development Programs call 315-376-5270 or email lewis@cornell.edu or visit ccelewis.org.

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