Tractor safety class begins April 16 in Waldo County

Mar 16, 2020

Knox — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will offer a five-week course in safe tractor operation for youth and adults beginning Thursday, April 16, and running through May 14 at Ingraham’s Equipment in Knox from 5 to 7 p.m.

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.

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, which includes a manual. Registration is available online at

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Sadee Mehuren at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 342-5971 or

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