Tractor safety training

Federal Law requires youth ages 14 and 15 to participate in a Hazardous Occupations Training and become certified in order to work for anyone other than their parents. Youth must pass a safe tractor and machinery operation program to be certified. To meet this requirement, the RVED (partnering with Post Rock District) will be conducting Hazardous Occupations Training/ tractor and machinery safety training in May. The training provides trainees with knowledge of tractor, machinery, and other farm hazards to reduce the farm accident rate. It also provides sufficient information to pass a written examination and an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to pass a safe tractor driving examination. The training will be May 12 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at CTI in Concordia. Youth must pre-register for the May 12 training at CTI in Concordia by contacting any River Valley District Extension office by April 30. Cost of the course is $20 and includes materials and refreshments. You must provide name, address, date of birth and contact information as well as pay the fee at the time of registration. Youth must complete assignments before coming to class, attend the entire day and then complete a driving requirement in order to receive certification. Alternative tractor safety trainings in Kansas can be found at Contact Tyler Husa at 785-243-8185 or by email at [email protected] with any questions.