Tractor and Machinery Safety Course in June

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Cass County Extension and Vo-Ag Teachers from Atlantic, CAM and Griswold schools will be teaching a 24-hour tractor and machinery safety certification course for local youth June 5-16 at the Cass County Extension Office and Fairgrounds. This training is required by law for any 14 or 15 year olds who want to safely operate a tractor over 20 HP and other machinery on a farm, acreage or any other business. Any youth who want to work in an operation that requires equipment operation must have this certificate. Youth aged 13 must be turning 14 during the summer of 2017 in order to be eligible for the certificate. 24 hours of training, including successful completion of both a written and driving test, are required for participants to be certified.
 
While the certificate is required for 14 and 15-year olds to be eligible for employment, anyone age 13 or older, including adults, is welcome to register for the class, as a wide variety of tractor, machinery and general farm safety topics will be taught. Participants will get some time “hands-on” driving farm machinery, as well as class time with Extension/Vo-Ag instructors and representatives from other local businesses and organizations.
 
The class dates are June 5,7,9, 12, 15 and 16 from 9 AM to 1 PM. A $40 registration fee covers all class materials, including a light lunch for all 6 days of the course. Registration forms can be picked up from the Cass County Extension office or any Cass County Vo-Ag instructor. Forms can also be printed at the link below and returned to the Extension Office with payment. Pre-registration is requested by Friday, June 2 to ensure enough materials and food are available for course participants. For more information, call the Cass County Extension Office at 712-243-1132 or email keolson@iastate.edu.  
 
2017 Tractor Safety Flier
 
2017 Tractor Safety Registration Form

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