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Youth tractor and farm safety certification - Fertile

Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4

tractor safety

This program combines online and in-person training

Students can work at their own pace for the online portion over a one- to two-week period. The in-person portion of the training is two days long. It includes a written exam and educational talks by Extension educators and experienced community members.

The hands-on portion covers practice time working with the equipment. The final exam includes driver skills test on a marked course and a demonstration of the student’s ability hitching and unhitching an implement. 

Students who complete this program will receive a US Department of Labor certificate of training. This certificate is required for 14- and 15-year-olds who wish to work with equipment with over 20 horsepower off of their family farm or homestead.

More dates, locations, details

Event information

Monday, June 3 - Tuesday, June 4
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Polk County Fairgrounds
200 Polk Ave. S.E.
Fertile, MN 56540
United States

Heather DuFault, University of Minnesota Extension educator - Polk, Red Lake and Clearwater Counties
pohl0024@umn.edu or 218-280-1129



Accessing the online portion

The online portion of the training will be available to students as soon as they sign-up and must be completed before the first day of the training. 

In person

Two days of hands on learning.

  • June 3, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Thank you!

Design and implementation of this program is brought to you by local FFA, implement dealers and agribusinesses.

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