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Farm machinery safety workshop set

Mar 30th, 2015 | Category: News, Skills

BURLINGTON – A Farm Machinery Safety Workshop is available to residents on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., starting April 14 through May 14. Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training with instructor Don McMoran, director of the Washington State University Skagit County Extension. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years of age and above. The training workshop consists of 10 classes. 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. Last year’s class contained a mix of middle school, high school and adults. Classes will be held 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, and a deposit of $25 is required to hold your spot with the remaining $50 due by the end of the course to receive a certificate. Scholarships are also available.  Space is limited, and online registration is available at http://tractorsafety.brownpapertickets.com. For more information or to register, contact WSU Skagit County Extension at (360) 428-4270 ext 225 or email dmcmoran@wsu.edu.


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