The Hazardous Occupation in Agricultural Law requires that youth ages 14 to 16 must have at least 24 hours of tractor safety and maintenance instruction in order to drive a tractor on a farm other than that owned by their parents. Every employer of a young hired employee should consider this class for their present and summer help. Youth that are only 13 may take the course for the safety experience, and may be eligible to receive certification. Please call Cornell Cooperative Extension Cayuga County to verify eligibility at 315-255-1183 ext. 232. This is the only course to be held in Cayuga County for 2018 to certify youth.
Classes for 2018
Once again, the 4-H Youth Development Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Cayuga County (CCE of Cayuga County) will be conducting Tractor Safety Certification classes for Youth. This is a 6-week course with classes scheduled for Monday evenings of: March 5, 12, 19 & 26 and April 2. Classes are held from 6 – 9 p.m. with a variety of host locations including local farms and the BOCES center to provide hands-on learning opportunities for youth participants. Class members are expected to be prompt, attentive and responsible for the material covered at each of the training sessions to be able to complete and pass the certification and machine operation exams. To see the class schedule and other class date locations click here. The certification and machine operation exam is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018.
Pre-registration is required by Thursday, March 1 and an Acknowledgement of Risk Form must be signed and on file before the first class on March 5. You can register by here. Class size will be limited. The cost of the course is $45 per person, which includes a student manual and must be paid before the first class. Attendance is required at all classes in order for students to become certified.
If you are a person planning to participate in this program with a disability and require any auxiliary aids, services, or other accommodations, please contact us AT LEAST TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE CLASS.
This tractor safety course is open to all youth; not just 4-H members. In order to give students the best experience, class locations will vary.
Pre-registration is required. Registration Deadline is Thursday, March 1. Class size will be limited. Attendance is required at all classes in order for students to become certified. An Acknowledgement of Risk Form (below) must also be signed and submitted. Registration and Acknowledgement of Risk Forms must be submitted before the beginning of classes.