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Youth Tractor and Farm Safety Certification Program

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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:

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.

The online course is a self-paced one- to two-week program. It is available from June 1, 2017 to June 24, 2017.

Dates and locations of in-person trainings

Choose a date and location that's convenient for you. In order to ensure a hands-on experience for every student, enrollment for each section is limited to 20 students.


June 19
Houston County Justice Center
306 S. Marshall St.
Caledonia, MN 55921

June 20 and 21
Caledonia High School
825 N. Warrior Ave.
Caledonia, MN 55921


June 20
Glencoe Silver Lake High School
1825 16th St. E.
Glencoe, MN 55336

June 21 and 22
Midwest Machinery
4561 US-212
Glencoe, MN 55336

Preston/Spring Valley

June 15
Fillmore County Office Building
902 Houston St. NW
Preston, MN 55965

June 22 and 23
Kingsland High School
705 N. Section Ave.
Spring Valley, MN 55975


Print and sign this release form, and bring it to your training session.

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 Michael Cruse, Extension educator for Fillmore and Houston counties, by phone at 507-765-3896 or by email at

Contact Karen Johnson, Extension educator for McLeod and Meeker counties, by phone at 320-484-4303 or by email at

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