VillageSoup advances UMaine Extension tractor safety course

VillageSoup announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension will partner with Knox-Lincoln Farm Bureau, Union Farm Equipment and Farm Family Insurance to offer a tractor safety course 6–8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3–24 at Union Farm Equipment. The course is designed for adults and youth at least 14 years of age, and required for 14- and 15-year-olds who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than their own. A written exam and tractor-driving test will be held at 9 a.m. May 4; participants who successfully complete the tests will receive a Federal Certificate of Training. The course fee is $20 per person. Need-based financial assistance is available for students 18 and under, and registration is online with a deadline of March 25. For more information, contact Pamela Doherty, 800.244.2104; pamela.doherty@maine.edu.