Archive for Thursday, January 26, 2006

Tractor safety course

January 26, 2006

The annual Hazardous Occupation Training, or Tractor Safety Course, will be from 7 to 9 p.m. March 9 and from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 25 at the Douglas County Extension Office, 2110 Harper St., Lawrence. The Leavenworth, Douglas and Johnson County extension services cooperate to sponsor the training.

The training is required by law for those 14 and 15 years of age who will be operating a tractor on a farm owned by anyone other than their parent or legal guardian. Others, including inexperienced youth and adults who plan to work for farmers are invited and encouraged to attend the training.

Farmers who intend to hire 14- and 15-year-old youth should make sure they have the youth take the course before they hire them.

The cost for the training is $10, which pays for the text/workbook and refreshments. Registration should be made at the Douglas, Johnson or Leavenworth County extension offices by March 6 to pick up text/workbooks so the first two chapters can be read prior to the first class.

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