Ontario County 4-H sponsors an 8 week Tractor Safety Certification course each winter. It is held at the Cooperative Extension Office, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY with additional visits to area machinery and equipment dealers.
Workshop meets from 7-9 pm on Thursday evenings, January 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1, 7 [Wednesday], 15 & 22 with a driving test on March 24th. Students must attend all sessions to get their certification.
Parents and family members are welcome to attend the first session. An interactive presentation by New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health will be given.
Youth who are at least 14 years old by April 1st, 2017 are eligible.Youth 14 and 15 are required to attend and pass the course in order to work for hire (using farm machinery) on other than their home farm. Youth will receive their certification by mail after successfully completing the written test and driving course. The program includes a newly revised workbook, videos, and demonstrations.There will be a number of experienced instructors on hand. Classes are held at the Cornell Extension Center in Canandaigua and area equipment dealerships.
Note: Youth younger than 14 and working on the family farm or older than 15 are not required to take this course but are still welcome.
There is a fee of $25 for Ontario County residents and $35 for out of county residents.For more information contact the 4-H office at 585-394-3977x 401 or 429
$25/Ontario County residents; $35/other counties