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Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training June 20, 21 and 22, 2018

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County will be offering a 4-H and FFA sponsored Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training. Certification is required in NYS for all youth between 14 and 16 years of age if they are or will be working on a farm and operating tractors and power equipment.

The training is open to both youth and adults participants, the class will be offered on June 20, 21 and 22nd from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM each day, at the Allegany County Fairgrounds in Angelica NY.

Registration forms are due in the Cooperative Extension office by Friday June 15th, there is a fee to cover cost of required training manual. Registration forms are available from the Extension office by calling 585-268-7644 Ext. 18 or from the following Vocational Agriculture Instructors:  Pat Ploetz at Cuba-Rushford School or Tanya Nickerson at Fillmore Central School.

Allegany County youth that complete the training are eligible to enter the Tractor Operators’ contest at the Allegany County Fair on Tuesday, July 17th at 9:30 AM.  County winners may be considered for competition at Empire Farm Days in August.