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Teens can improve their chances of employment this summer by completing a tractor safety training course!  

MSU Extension will host a Tractor Safety Program for 14 and 15 year old youth in Northwest Michigan. Youth must be age 14 by June 1, 2018. Space is limited! (16—19 Year olds are encouraged to participate, but priority is given to 14-15 year olds). Class curriculum follows the National Safe Tractor and Operational Machinery Program. Successful completion of a tractor operation safety course is required for all youth under the age of 16 who perform farm jobs classified as hazardous, under the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupation Order. To become certified, participants must attend all five course sessions, pass a written test and a tractor driving test.

The program will run Wednesdays, April 4, 11, 18 and 25 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. A written and driving test will be given on Saturday, May 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The programs and tests will take place at the NW Michigan Research Center, 6686 S. Center Hwy., Traverse City. (County Road 633 between Suttons Bay & Traverse City)

$85 per person– includes:  classes, manual, certificate and lunch on test day. Some scholarships are available if finances are an issue. The registration deadline is March 23, 2018.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

Contact the Leelanau MSU Extension office with any questions at 231-256-9888 or collierr@anr.msu.edu.