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Tractor safety class offered in Waldo County

Community Author: Richard Kersbergen
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KNOX — Tractor safety class offered in Waldo County, Tuesday nights 5-7 pm, starting April 10.

Farming is a hazardous occupation, with many serious and fatal accidents occurring every year. Learning how to operate farm equipment in a safe manner is key to preventing these often fatal or lifetime disabling accidents.

A class on safe tractor operation will be offered to youth and adults beginning on April 10 at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox from 5-7 pm every Tuesday evening and continuing for 5 weeks.

Participants will learn how to handle tractors and equipment safely, how to identify hazards, and how to minimize the chances of accidents. The course is open to all adults and youth interested, but priority will be given to youth ages 14 to 16. This course is required for 14 and 15 year olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. A Federal Certificate of Training will be issued at the completion of the course after successful completion of the written test and driving course.

The Fee for the class is $20 and includes a manual. Registration is available on-line at https://extension.umaine.edu/waldo/programs/tractor-safety-course/

If you have questions, call Rick Kersbergen at 207-342-5971 or email at Richard.kersbergen@maine.edu 

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