Register now for a Tractor Safety Course at Pratt Community College on April 27, completion of which is required for youth 14 and 15 who plan to work as farm labor this summer.
Area youth age 14 or 15 who plan to perform farm labor this summer which might involve driving a tractor or any other type of farm equipment, are now required, by law, to take a tractor safety course. The U.S. Department of Labor requires all youth age 14 or 15, who work on a farm for someone other than a parent or guardian, to complete a tractor safety course before employment.
Stafford County Extension Office, along with Pratt County and Kiowa County Research and Extension personnel, will be offering a Tractor Safety Course at the Pratt Community College, on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The class will begin at 7:30 am and ends at 6 p.m. Lunch will be provided on site, and is included in the registration fee.
Registered participants are eligible for rides to and from Pratt, if needed.
Cost for the training is $30 for youth residing in Barber, Kingman, Pratt or Stafford counties. For those from outside of these counties, the fee is $40. The Stafford County Farm Bureau Association has agreed to pay the registration fee for youth living in Stafford County.
Anyone who completed the course in 2018 does not need to repeat the course. Those who have a 14th birthday during 2019 may take the course but will not receive the completion certificate until they turn 14.
Space is limited, and pre-registration is required. To get a registration packet, contact the Stafford County Extension Office 210 E. Third Ave, St, John, KS or by calling 620- 549-3502. The deadline to register is April 12th. Registration information is also available at the Pratt County Extension Office, 824 W. First Street, Pratt, Kansas, 67124, or by calling (620) 672-6121.