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It’s HOT: Frontier Extension schedules required youth tractor safety class

Registration required by May 20

022814-TRACTOR-03The Frontier Extension District will be sponsoring a Hazardous Occupation Training (HOT) class May 26. 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 a 14-15 year old would be exempt from needing this training would be if he or she works 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. May 26, at the Pomona Community Center. 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 community center. There will be a small registration fee of $6 to cover class materials. Pre-registration is required by calling one of the Extension offices, Lyndon at 785-828-4438; Ottawa at 785-229-3520; or Garnett at 785-448-6826 or by emailing the agents: Rod Schaub, [email protected], Darren Hibdon, [email protected], or Shannon Blocker, [email protected] by Friday, May 20.

Participants are required to pick up tractor safety materials from the Extension office and to have read the materials prior to the start of the class.

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