If youth are planning to do farm work, and it is for someone other than a parent or guardian, and youth are 14 or 15 years of age, a tractor safety course is required.
This follows the U.S. Department of Labor requirements before youth can be employed at certain hazardous farm tasks. This includes operating a tractor with 20 horsepower.
On Wednesday, May 9, K-State Research and Extension will offer a Tractor Safety Training Course in Erie at the Courthouse Assembly Room.
The course will begin at 5:00 p.m. and should conclude at 8:30 p.m.
Cost is $20 per student to cover the safety manual, supplies and pizza.
Transportation will be coordinated through the Extension Office as to encourage parents to carpool. The registration deadline is Friday, May 4 to your local Extension Office.