Youth who want to learn more about farm and tractor safety or would like to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farms, have an opportunity to participate in U of M Extension’s Tractor and Farm Safety Certification program.
This hybrid program combines online learning with hands-on activities and is designed for students 14 years and older. Upon completion or the program, students receive a certificate of training from the US Department of Labor.
This hybrid program combines online learning with hands-on activities and is designed for students 14 years and older.
The cost to take this course is $25. Once registered, students can work at their own pace for the online portion over a one to two-week period. The in-person portion of the training is two days long. It includes a written exam and educational talks by Extension Educators and experienced community members. The hands-on portion covers practice time working with the equipment. The final exam includes a driver skills test on a marked course and a demonstration of the student’s ability hitching and unhitching an implement.
The curriculum for this course has been adapted to Minnesota laws and online learning with permission from Penn State Extension’s National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program.
The in-person trainings are scheduled in June on various dates and locations around Minnesota.
Learn more about the training at: https://z.umn.edu/48wj
To learn if this training is scheduled in or near your county, and for registration information, visit: https://extension.umn.edu/courses-and-events/youth-tractor-and-farm-safety-certification
For inquiries about hosting this at a different location, contact Nathan Winter at: 320-583-2257