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Fillmore County to Host Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification
Minnesota Ag Connection - 06/21/2022

The youth tractor and farm safety certification program provides youth 14 years and older the opportunity to learn about safe equipment operation and general farm safety. Students who participate in the program will:

- Work hands-on with full-sized tractors and implements.

- Receive training in farm-related basic first aid.

- Learn about farm safety from a range of experienced community members.

Students who complete this program will receive a U.S. Department of Labor certificate of training. This certificate is required for 14- and 15-year-olds who wish to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farm or homestead.

This course includes 8 hours of online instruction (completed independently) and two days of in-person instruction.

Fillmore County will host the course June 28 and 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the fairgrounds, 101 Fillmore St. E, Preston.

Youth 14 and older are encouraged to attend. Cost is $40 for the Fillmore County training. Scholarships are available. If interested, please contact Emily Krekelberg at krek0033@umn.edu.

Other counties are also hosting events and people can review those schedules at extension.umn.edu/node/7601. Registration for each location closes five days prior to the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations requested after registration closes. Cancellations prior to close of registration will be fully refunded.


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