Youth tractor safety school coming up in North Dakota

North Dakota State University Extension
Farm Forum

Youth will be able to learn about safe farm practices during a tractor safety school that North Dakota State University Extension is hosting May 26-28 at the North Dakota 4-H Camp near Washburn.

Participants will learn:

  • Rules of the road.
  • How to read an operator’s manual.
  • How to operate large and small tractors.

Youth will have opportunities for hands-on learning on farm equipment and obstacle courses to simulate actual farm situations. ATV certification also will be held during this school.

The course is for youth 14 and 15 years old. Youth who are 13 can participate and the license they receive will become valid when they reach their 14th birthday.

Those who complete this course will be allowed to operate farm equipment on a farm other than the family farm.

Youth do not need to be a 4-H member to participate in the school.

The deadline to register for the school is May 18.

The cost of the course is $150. Send registrations to Oliver County Extension/Tractor Safety School, PO Box 166, Center, ND 58530. Make checks payable to Oliver County Extension.

For more information, contact Rick Schmidt,

an NDSU Extension agent in Oliver County, at

701-794-8748 or

Youth learn about safe farm practices during an NDSU Extension tractor safety school.