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Ulster County 4-H to Offer Tractor Safety Certification Course for Teens


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County Announces Tractor Safety Certification Course


03/16/2012 - Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County's 4-H Youth Development Program is once again offering a tractor safety certification program for youth. The course meets March 22, 24, 29 & 31 and April 5 at 7:00 pm at the Stone Ridge Firehouse located on Route 209.

Practice Drive: April 28 & 29, 3:00 pm, Driving Test: April 30, 8:00 am. The fee per person is $20 for enrolled 4-H members, and $30 general public. Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants, on a first paid first served basis.

This National Safe Tractor Training Program enables young workers (ages 14-19) to obtain a US Department of Labor Certificate of Training certification which is required to operate farm tractors and equipment.

The course is open to anyone 13 years of age and older, however, only those 14 and older will be able to drive and become certified. Participants learn important safety skills and gain an advantage when seeking employment at a lawn or landscaping business, golf course or farm. The instructor, Grant DeWitt, is an Ulster County 4-H alumnus who holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from SUNY Cobleskill and a former qualifier at the National level in the 4-H Tractor Operation Contest.

For more information or to register, contact Jenny Lang, at 845-340-3990 ext. 313. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, March 16, 2012, or when the class is filled. Click here <http://www.cceulster.org/2011%204-H%20Program%20General%20Registration%20Form.pdf> for a registration form.

For more information about CCEUC community programs and events call 845-340-3990 or visit us online at www.cceulster.org or follow us on www.facebook.com. Call 845-340-3990 if you have any special needs.

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