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4-H TRACTOR SAFETY PROGRAM (HOSTA

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 13, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, May 20, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

When: May-June of 2021

Who: Open to all youth ages 14 and above

Rensselaer County 4-H would like to welcome all area youth 4-H and non, 14 years old and older to participate in the 2021 Capital District 4-H HOSTA/Tractor Safety Program. This program is a great opportunity for youth who currently work on farms or around machinery, those who will be seeking employment on a farm, or anyone who would just like to learn more about farm and machinery safety.

The focus of the curriculum is safe operation and maintenance of large equipment, personal protection, chemical, mechanical and electrical hazards as well as live-stock handling. Employers and parents should be aware that youth aged 14 and 15 years who are not working directly for their parents must have a tractor operator certificate to legally operate large equipment according to OSHA. HOSTA will prepare participants and qualify them to earn a tractor operators certificate if students attend all classes as well as pass a written and operator’s exam.

Due to COVID-19, this year’s program will look slightly different. An orientation, farm tours, and various presentations will take place via Zoom on the evenings of May 6th, 13th, 20th, and June 3rd. A chance to practice using equipment will be held on the morning of June 5th at the Washington County Fairgrounds. The written test will be done virtually through Qualtrics and the skills test will happen in-person on the morning of June 12th at the Washington County Fairgrounds.

The cost of the program is $35 and will be due on the first day of class.

Please contact Kayela at the CCE Rensselaer office if you have any questions or to pre-register at 518-272-4210 / kls342@cornell.edu.

You can also use this link to register: https://pub.cce.cornell.edu/event_registration/main/events_landing.cfm?event=20214HTractorSafety_241

Last updated March 30, 2021