CAYUGA CO., N.Y. — On Monday August 17th, ten teenagers from across Cayuga County completed the NSTMOP Tractor Safety Program offered by the 4-H Youth Development Program. Despite an initial postponement from March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program was able to resume with a few adaptations to meet social distancing guidelines. The participants first completed independent study material at home. Afterward, the youth had the opportunity to meet in person and practice equipment operation followed by their exam day.
The NSTMOP program is an intensive course designed to prepare youth ages 14-16 to safely work around agricultural hazards. The certification is required for youth who are employed in the agricultural field. The teens must demonstrate their knowledge and skills to safely operate tractors and machinery commonly found on farms.
The 4-H Tractor Safety program is offered very spring through Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County and is open to all youth ages 14-16. If you would like more information about the 2021 program, please contact Erin Humphrey at (315) 255-1183, ext. 232 or email at email@example.com.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County
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