Tractor Safety Classes Offered to Teenage Farm Workers

May 11, 2015 03:36 PM
Tractor Safety Classes Offered to Teenage Farm Workers

A series of two-day tractor safety courses will be offered across Nebraska later this month and next month for teenagers who are going to work on farms this summer.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension educator Sharry Nielsen says the most common cause of death in agricultural accidents in the state is from overturning tractors and all-terrain vehicles.

The courses are designed to teach teens how to operate farm equipment and how to use a "safety first" attitude.

The first day focuses on intense classroom instruction and a written test that students must pass to move on. The second day features driving tests and more hands-on instruction.

The course costs $60. Anyone interested in attending should contact their local UNL Extension office or contact Nielsen at 308-832-0645.

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