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Due to popular demand, MSU Extension will host another Tractor Safety Program for 14 and 15 year old youth in Northwest Michigan. Youth must be age 14 by June 1, 2019. 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.

This accelerated program will run Monday, June 17 - Thursday, June 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. A written and driving test will be given on Saturday, June 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (5 sessions total) The programs and tests will take place at the Cherry Home Orchard, 7271 N West Bay Shore Drive, Northport, MI 49670. This program will all take place in one week, unlike our spring session that is spread out over a month.

$90 per person– includes: education, manual, certificate and lunch on test day. Some scholarships are available if finances are an issue. The registration deadline is June 7, 2019.

Registration for 4-H Tractor Safety Program is open.
Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on June 7, 2019.

There are 19 openings available.


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.