The 4-H Farm Safety & Tractor Operator Certification Program
is presented by the 4-H Youth Development Program of
Cornell University Cooperative Extension, Tioga County
Youth 14 years and older who plan to operate farm machinery are required by law to complete a farm safety program and receive tractor operator certification.
The purpose of this program is to instruct youth in safe tractor and machinery operation to meet the training requirements of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Order for Agriculture.
During the educational phase of the project youth will receive instruction in the safe operation of agricultural tractors and related machinery.
Certification upon completion of the instructional phase of the project will include a written examination, a tractor and machinery skills demonstration and completion of a tractor and machinery driving course.
Participants must receive a minimum passing score of 70% in each test area to be issued a certificate of completion.
Youth 12 and 13 years of age may participate in this program but will not be able to drive or operate tractors or equipment, nor can they receive tractor operator certification.
The top six participants will be eligible to participate in the New York State 4-H Tractor Operator’s Contest at the Empire Farm Days event.
Register for the class at https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/_249 or email Bobbie Kuhlman at firstname.lastname@example.org. The first class will take place at Hilltop Community Farm at 343 Cass Hill Rd, Candor, NY 13743
Enrollment fees are as follows:
*$45.00 for non 4-H members
*$35.00 for 4-H members
Completed enrollment forms, and fees are due before or at the first meeting. Parent signatures are required.
Parents must attend the first meeting.
Participants that plan to complete enrollment forms at the first class should plan to arrive early to allow time for completing forms.
Checks must be made out to: CCE Tioga County
Parents are highly encouraged to attend all remaining classes.
Class books and schedules will be handed out at the first class.
Last updated November 23, 2022