Frontier Extension schedules tractor safety class for 14-15-year-olds

The Frontier Extension District will be sponsoring a Hazardous Occupation Training (HOT) class on May 25, 2018. 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 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 25, at the Pomona Community Center, Pomona, Kan. The driving and written test will be given off site at a local farm.

Youth will be transported by the instructors to the farm and back to the Pomona Community Center.

There is a registration fee of $6 to cover class materials. Pre-registration is required by calling one of the Frontier Extension District offices, Lyndon, 785-828-4438; Ottawa, 785-229-3520; Garnett, 785-448-6826, or by emailing the agents: [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected], by Friday, May 18. Participants are required to pick up their tractor safety materials from the Extension office and read them prior to the class.

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