UNION – A tractor safety course will be held on Wednesdays, starting April 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Union Farm Equipment, 1893 Heald Highway/Route 17, Union. Classes will continue on successive Wednesdays through April 24. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held Saturday, May 4 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 fee is $20 per person; financial assistance available for students 18 and under according to need. Register online https://extension.umaine.edu/ register/product/farm-tractor- safety-course-union-maine2019/ by March 25. For more information contact Pamela Doherty at Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension, 800-244-2104; email@example.com. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Mark Hutchinson, 800-244-2104; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The course is offered by University of Maine Cooperative Extension, Knox-Lincoln Farm Bureau, Union Farm Equipment and Farm Family Insurance.