Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers
The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment. The Tractor Safety Course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to this law to drive a tractor and do field work with certain mechanized equipment.
Newly rescheduled courses are designed to protect the health of the students and trainers during the CoVid-19 pandemic. Students will take the first day of the course online through the eXtension Foundation Campus website. After successfully completing the online course and testing, the required driving test will be offered at five locations across Nebraska in June, 2021.