Extension district schedules tractor safety class for 14-15-year-olds; registration deadline Friday

The Frontier Extension District will be sponsoring a Hazardous Occupation Training (HOT) class on June 3. This class is required for 14 and 15-year-old youth who want to operate farm tractors on farms other than for their parents. The only time 14 to 15-year-olds are exempt from this training is if they work for their parents on the family farm. This training is required however, if the family’s farm is a partnership, incorporated, or the youth is working on a grandparent’s farm. This training is also required if youth are planning to use lawn mowers or tractors larger than 20 horsepower.

The class will meet 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 3 at the Pomona Community Center, in Pomona. The driving and written test will be given off site at a local producer’s farm. Youth will be transported by the instructors to the farm and back to the Pomona Community Center. There will be a registration fee of $6 to cover class materials. Pre-registration is required by calling one of the Frontier District Extension offices, Lyndon, 785-828-4438, Ottawa, 785-229-3520, or Garnett, 785-448-6826, or by emailing the agents: Rod Schaub, [email protected], Darren Hibdon, [email protected], or Shannon Blocker, [email protected] by Friday, May 22.

Participants are required to pick up their Tractor Safety Materials from the Extension office and to have read the materials prior to the start of the class.

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