Based on the heightened interest due to the recent proposals from the Department of Labor, many people around the state are asking for a tractor training course. Volunteers interested in teaching tractor and machinery certification to teens, as well as secondary ag science teachers and Extension personnel who need to know their obligations for signing the “Certificates of Training,” are encouraged to attend this training.
An in-service training is scheduled for July 25 on the Farm Science Review grounds in London from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Participant fee is $25 per person and lunch is provided.
The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the training exemptions teens need to complete prior to working in agricultural environments. Teaching resources are included in the workshop registration fees, and will include print and on-line access to up-to-date training materials. Tractor driving course layouts and skill test evaluations are also part of the hands-on workshop. During a panel presentation, workshop attendees will learn from others in the state how to conduct the training requirements in local communities.
For registration information, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Dee Jepsen, OSU Extension State Agricultural Safety Leader at 614-292-6008.