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Youth Tractor Safety School Set

County Agent News
Dan Folske
March 18, 2019 

Youth Tractor Safety School Set

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Teens will have an opportunity to learn how to operate farm equipment safely during a tractor safety school North Dakota State University Extension is holding May 28-30 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.

Fourteen- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for someone other than immediate family members must complete an approved tractor and machinery safety training program successfully, according to Rick Schmidt, an Extension agent in Oliver County and the school's organizer.

Although the school is designed for 14- and 15-year-olds, youth who are 13 can participate. Tractor safety certification for 13-year-olds will take effect when they turn 14. Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to sign up for the school.

Youth will learn:

* The rules of the road

* How to read farm equipment operator manuals

* How to operate large and small tractors

School participants will receive hands-on training in operating farm equipment.

The training includes obstacle courses that simulate farm situations. The youth also will participate in an all-terrain vehicle safety certification program.

The cost of the school is $135. The school is limited to 15 students. The registration deadline in May 17. Send registrations to Oliver County Extension/Tractor Safety School, P.O. Box 166, Center, ND 58530. Make checks payable to Oliver County Extension.

For more information, contact Schmidt at 701-794-8748 or rick.schmidt@ndsu.edu.

 

Brine Spills

Have you had a salt water/brine spill on your land or a concern that one might happen? How do you reclaim the land? Is there research about brine spill reclamation?

NDSU Extension and the NW Landowners Association is sponsoring the 2019 Brine Spill Discussions on April 2nd in Dickinson and April 11th in Minot. NDSU Soil Scientist Thomas Desutter, Extension Soil Health Specialist Chris Augustin, and Extension Environmental Stewardship Specialist Miranda Meehan will discuss the latest research and technology for reclaiming land damaged by brine spills.

The Minot Discussion will be held at the North Central Research Extension Center from 1 to 3 pm. On April 11th. It is limited to 30 participants. For more information or to RSVP contact Paige Brummund at 701-857-6444 or paige.f.brummund@ndsu.edu

 

 

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