Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification Program
The Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification Program is designed to provide youth 14 years old and older the opportunity to learn about safe equipment operation and general farm safety. Students who participate in the program will:
- Work hands-on with full sized tractors and implements
- Receive training in farm related basic first aid
- Learn about farm safety from a range of experienced community members
Students who complete this program will receive a US Department of Labor certificate of training. This certificate is required for 14- and 15-year-olds who wish to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farm or homestead.
This course combines online and in-person training
The Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification Program is a two-part program, including both an online learning experience and two and a half days of in-person hands-on training in the summer. The online course is a self-paced one- to two-week program.
Thank you to Penn State Extension
U of M Extension is using the curriculum from the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program, which is run by Penn State Extension. View more information about the curriculum.
Contact Nathan Winter, Program Leader, by phone at 320-583-2257 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.