BATAVIA, N.Y. — Thirteen Genesee County 4-H members completed their National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Certification on Saturday, August 22nd. The NSTMOP Tractor Safety Certification allows youth age 14 and 15 years of age to legally operate farm equipment for hire. The program includes training on farm safety, tractor safety, tractor operation and other related topics. After completing the training course, youth are required to pass a written knowledge test and driving test to receive the certification.
Completion of this year’s program was delayed due to public gathering restrictions. The program was able to safely resume in August to allow participants to complete their certification.
The Genesee County 4-H Tractor Safety Program is made possible by the generosity of 4-H Volunteer Instructors and several local tractor and machinery dealerships. The program is typically held January through March. For information about the 2021 Tractor Safety Program or about joining the Genesee County 4-H Program, please contact the 4-H Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (585) 343-3040 ext. 131. Enrollment forms are also available online at http://genesee.cce.cornell.edu/4-h-youth-development/how-to-join-4-h
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County
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