GREENWICH, N.Y. — The Capital Region 4-H Educator’s team will be hosting a Tractor and ATV Safety Workshop Tuesday, April 14, through Thursday, April16, 2020 at the Washington County Fair Grounds. This course will be held from 9:00-3:00PM most days. Transportation will be provide for youth of Columbia and Greene Counties. The van will leave the Extension Education Center in Hudson at 7:00AM and return by 5:00PM. This course is designed for youth 14-15 years of age but youth up to the age of 19 will also be accepted. A mandatory registration meeting for parents and youth will be held on Wednesday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m. at the Extension Education Center in Hudson. Youth and parents will be given all materials, expectations, and requirement for the certificate program, as well as homework that must be completed before the in-person training.
The National Safe Tractor & Machinery Operation Program and ATV Safety Workshop educates participants about: risks of farm related activities, how to act safely in different farm work settings, identifying and correcting farm hazards to prevent injuries and illnesses, and how to obtain safety information about equipment that they may be operating. Participants will work on and with tractors, machinery and ATVs. They will visit farms to learn first-hand about the important of equipment safety, as well.
Youth 14 and 15 years old are required to have a Tractor and Machinery Operation Certificate when employed on farms and other agribusinesses that require operating equipment. Youth will receive a National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) certificate once they pass the written and tractor operation tests. 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. The fee is $40.00 for enrolled 4-H members and $45 for non-members.
Registration: To register online and pay with credit card go to https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/Tractorsafe2020_210
You may mail or drop off a check or cash as well. Please make a check payable to CCE and send to the Extension Education Center, 479 Rt. 66, Hudson, NY 12534.
For more information please contact Meg McDermott at 518-318-1189 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. The programs provided by this organization are partially funded by monies received from the Counties of Columbia and Greene.
4-H is New York’s only youth development program directly connected to the technological advances and the latest research at Cornell University. 4-H participants learn leadership, citizenship and life skills through hands-on projects in three primary program areas: science and technology; healthy living; and citizenship. To find out more about 4-H and youth programs in Columbia and Greene Counties, contact us at 518-828-3346 or visit our website, www.ccecolumbiagreene.org. You can also “Like” us on Facebook…Cornell Cooperative Extension of Columbia and Greene Counties.
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