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Vermont Tech, in conjunction with the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension are offering a tractor safety certification course under the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program. Topics to be covered include instruments and controls, pre-operation checks, PTO and hydraulics, maintenance, equipment and farm and highway safety, among others. To become certified, students must log their at-home driving practice hours and pass both a written exam and driving test.
While registration is open to ages 14 and older (with no upper age limit), the course targets those 14- and 15-year-olds who need a training certificate to operate tractors and other machinery as well as handle specific hazardous operations and tasks on a farm.
The cost of the course includes classroom work and safety demonstrations, plus hands-on tractor driving instruction with Vermont Tech's farm teaching staff. A cook out lunch will be offered on April 23.
Space is limited to the first 15 paid registrants on a first paid, first served basis.
The registration deadline is April 21 or when the class is filled.
Anyone requiring a disability-related accommodation to participate should email Liz Kenton, UVM Extension Youth Agriculture Project Coordinator, or call (802) 257-7967, ext. 308 by Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
For more information and to register: http://www.vtc.edu/ag-course/tractor-safety
For questions contact Rachel at Vermont Tech's Institute for Applied Agriculture and Food Systems