Morning Ag Clips announces Cumberland County Extension tractor safety course

Morning Ag Clips announced University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County will offer a tractor safety course 5:30–7:30 p.m. Mondays, April 29–May 20 at Gorham Public Works. 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 25; 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. Morning Ag Clips also announced five-session tractor safety workshops that will be held in South Paris and Buckfield in May.