The CCE Madison County 4-H program is offering the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) to youth ages 14 and older. This is an opportunity to be certified for farm employment, this includes the operation of farm tractors and machinery. The Hazardous Occupations in Agriculture Law requires youth ages 14 to 16 must have at least 24 hours of safety instruction in order to operate a tractor and machinery on a farm other than that owned by their parents. https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/tractorsafetymadison23_225
To successfully complete the program, participants must attend all sessions and pass both a written exam and a practical driving test. Participants will have the opportunity to practice driving tractors. These driving sessions are highly encouraged to ensure that everyone is comfortable operating equipment before the mandatory driving test. Upon successful completion of the test, participants will receive a certificate from the Department of Labor. Employers are required by law to ask for this certificate before hiring a 14 or 15 year old to work on their farm.
Sessions will be held across Madison County, dates are below.
Additional information will follow at a later date.
Session 1: Thursday, April 13, 6:00PM to 9:00PM SUNY Morrisville
Session 2: Thursday, April 20, 6:00PM to 9:00PM CCE Madison County
Session 3: Tuesday, April 25, 6:00PM to 9:00PM Monanfran Farms
Session 4: Tuesday, May 2, 5:00PM to 7:00PM Gold Star Feed
Session 5: Tuesday, May 9, 6:00PM to 9:00PM SUNY Morrisville Dairy
Session 6: Saturday, May 13, 9:00AM to 1:00PM Cazenovia Equipment
(Additional driving practice dates may be added. These are not attendance required.)
Last updated March 8, 2023