Tractor safety course offered in Union

Posted:  Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 1:45pm
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UNION — A tractor safety course will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 4, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway/Route 17, Union. Classes will continue on subsequent Wednesdays through April 25. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held Saturday, May 5 at 9 a.m.

The classes are designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age, and are required for 14- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. Those who successfully complete the written and road tests will be issued a Federal Certificate of Training. The course is offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln Farm Bureau, Union Farm Equipment and Farm Family Insurance.

The cost for the course is $20; financial assistance is available for students 18 and under, based on need.

Register online (extension.umaine.edu/knox-lincoln/news-events) by March 26. For more information contact Pamela Doherty at Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension, (800) 244-2104, pamela.doherty@maine.edu. To request a disability accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson mhutch@maine.edu.

Event Dates: 
Wed, 04/04/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed, 04/11/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed, 04/18/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed, 04/25/2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event Location: 
Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway, Union
Contact Name: 
Pamela Doherty
Contact Phone: 
(800) 244-2104
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