4-H Tractor Safety Program for Youth Farm Workers (April - May, 2018)


Class curriculum follows the National Safe Tractor and Operational Machinery Program. Successful completion of a tractor operation safety course is required for all youth under the age of 16 who perform farm jobs classified as hazardous, under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupation Order. To become certified, participants must attend all five course sessions, pass a written test and a tractor driving test. 

$85 per person– includes:  classes, manual, certificate and lunch on test day. Some scholarships are available if finances are an issue.


Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A written and driving test will be given on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


NW Michigan Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City


This program is geared toward 14-15 year old youth in Northwest Michigan. Youth must be age 14 by June 1, 2018. 16-19 year old youth are encouraged to participate, but priority is given to 14-15 year olds.

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