The 2018 Orange County 4-H Tractor Program is open to any Orange County youth who is at least 14 years old; who needs to receive certification to work on a farm this summer; and/or who is looking for a fun, educational experience.
Registration is due February 9. The U.S. Dept. of Labor declares certain farm occupations too "hazardous" for youth below the age of 16. Tractor driving is included on this list, and these youth are prohibited from working on any farm but their home farm. Certain exemptions are permitted. An exemption is permitted for 14 and 15 year olds if they have successfully completed a basic Tractor Safety Certification Program.
Following is a schedule of meetings and testing. You must attend these meetings and take the test to be certified. Sign up by contacting Ingrid by February 9. Call 845-344-1234, or click here to email.
Registration Fee: $7 for registered 4-H members; $22 for non-members.
Wed., Feb. 21 - 7- 8:30 pm, Extension Office, Middletown
Wed., Feb. 28 - 7- 8:30 pm, Chambers Ford, Montgomery
Wed., Mar. 7 - 7- 8:30 pm, Hudson River Tractor, Goshen
Wed., Mar. 14 - 7- 8:30 pm, Pine Bush Equip., Pine Bush
Wed., Mar. 21 - 7- 8:30 pm, Pine Bush Equip., Pine Bush
Wed., Apr. 4 - 7- 8:30 pm, Extension Office, Middletown
Tractor Practice Driving: Sat., April 14 - 9 am
Tractor Test: Sat., April 21 (Rain Date - Sat., April 28) - 9 am
RAIN / SNOW DATE: Thurs., April 11, - 7 pm, Extension Office, Middletown
Last updated January 29, 2018