JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Working in agriculture, with animals & farm equipment can be very dangerous. To help our youth and adults stay safe in our rural communities and farms, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County invites those interested to participate in these upcoming safety training classes.
Youth Tractor and Farm Machinery Safety Certification Course: This course is for all youth age 14 and older. The purpose of this course is to prevent injury and save lives. To receive a certificate, a young person must complete 24 hours of instruction. This includes participation in classes (10 hours), home study & assignments (9 hours) and a practice driving day (5 hours) at local machinery dealerships for a total of 24 hours. Students need to bring a sack lunch all three days.
Classroom training will take place Monday, April 5th and Wednesday, April 7th from 10:00am-3:00pm at the Carnahan Center on the Jamestown Community College campus located at 241 James Ave. in Jamestown. The driving portion will be held on Saturday, April 10th at 9:00am at the youth’s choice of LandPro in Falconer or at 1:00pm at Larry Romance and Son in Sheridan. The cost is $30 per youth. Contact Kate Ewer in the 4-H office for more details at 664-9502 Ext 212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth Farm Safety Virtual Class: Youth of all ages will learn about specific hazards while working around animals and farm equipment, and how to prevent and reduce on-farm injuries and illnesses. The class will be held virtually over Zoom on Wednesday, April 7th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, presented by Christina Day, Agricultural Safety Educator, with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). There is no fee for this class. Contact Lisa Kempisty for more details at 664-9502 Ext 203 or email@example.com.
Women’s Tractor & Equipment Safety Classes: The information presented will help adult women and teenage girls stay safe while working with tractors and equipment. The classes will be held virtually over Zoom on Thursday, April 8th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm and Thursday, April 15th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm, presented by Christina Day, Agricultural Safety Educator, with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH). One in-person, hands on driving class will be held on Saturday, April 17th offered at one’s choice of two local tractor dealerships – Larry Romance and Son in Sheridan and LandPro in Falconer. There is no fee for these classes. Contact Lisa Kempisty for more details at 664-9502 Ext 203 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete registration details on these safety programs for youth and women are available on our Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County website at: http://chautauqua.cce.cornell.edu/.
You can also call us at one of the phone numbers above to register or to request additional information.
The 4-H and Agriculture Programs are two of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua). CCE-Chautauqua is a subordinate governmental agency with an educational mission that operates under a form of organization and administration approved by Cornell University as agent for the State of New York. It is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The association is part of the national cooperative extension system, an educational partnership between County, State, and Federal governments. As New York’s land grant university Cornell administers the system in this state. Each Cornell Cooperative Extension association is an independent employer that is governed by an elected Board of Directors with general oversight from Cornell. All associations work to meet the needs of the counties in which they are located as well as state and national goals. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County