Tractor course for youth workers
A Youth Tractor Safety certification course will be offered in Madras on June 11-13.
The course is for youths ages 14 to 18, who will be doing farm work. Farmers who employ minors are required to make sure they have completed a tractor safety training program.
Hosted by the Oregon State University/Jefferson County Extension Service, and 4-H Program, the course is designed to teach safety as it relates to operating tractors, machinery and other farm implements and equipment.
It includes classroom and tractor driving experience and requires attendance at all sessions.
The tractor safety course will be held at the Central Oregon Ag Research Center, 850 NW Dogwood Lane in Madras. Registration is online at http://bit.ly/2018TractorSafety. The registration fee is $75, and the deadline to register is May 21.