4H Tractor Safety Training Program (Traverse City) (April 2018)

Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2018. 6 pm - 8:30 p.m. Registration deadline: March 23, 2018.

This program is for teens aged 14 - 15. Youth must be age 14 by June 1, 2018. Space is limited! (16—19 Year olds are encouraged to participate, but priority is given to 14-15 year olds).

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.

Cost for the program is $85 per person– includes: the $20 4-H participation fee, classes, manual, certificate and lunch on test day (May 5, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm). Some scholarships are available if finances are an issue.

Location: NW Michigan Research Station, 6686 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City. (County Road 633 between Suttons Bay & Traverse City)

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