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Five-week Farm Machinery Safety Course to be held in Burlington

Apr 2nd, 2014 | Category: News

BURLINGTON – A five-week Farm Machinery Safety course will be held Tuesday and Thursday evenings, starting April 15. Instructor Don McMoran, director of the WSU Skagit Extension office, leads the training consisting of 10 classes, with hands-on time servicing, driving, hooking up implements, and more with tractors. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years of age and above. Federal law requires those driving tractors for hire to be at least 16 years old. An exception is if they are 14 or 15 years old and have completed a safety course like this one, or if a student is enrolled as a vocational agriculture student. Classes will be at WSU Skagit County Extension located at 11768 Westar Lane, Suite A in Burlington (near the airport).The total cost of the workshop is $75. A deposit of $25 is required to register and the remaining $50 is due by the end of the course if you wish to receive a certificate. The training ends May 15. For more information, see skagit.wsu.edu or call the WSU Skagit Extension at (360) 428-4270.

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