Nebraska Extension in Gage County

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Tractor Safety Training Required by Law for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

Federal law prohibits youth under 16 years of age from using specific equipment on a farm unless parents or legal guardians own the farm.  Certification received through a course provided by Nebraska Extension grants an exemption to the law, allowing 14- and 15-year-olds to drive a tractor and work with certain mechanized equipment. 

 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.

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Refer to this list when making your project selection on 4-H Online enrollment: https//ne4honline.com

Enrollment deadline is May 1, 2018

Membership Fee $10, payable at the Extension Office (cash or check)

Local Dicamba Training opportunities and information can be found at: https://go.unl.edu/c8pv

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Registration open for six-week course for women involved in agriculture
Nov 19 – Women involved in agricultural production and management or who are interested in learning more about ag business are encouraged to attend Annie’s Project, a six-week educational course set to begin Jan. 28 in Beatrice. Read more
Experts at Nebraska release estimated 2019 crop production budgets
Nov 14 – Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have prepared 78 budgets on 15 crops, predicting price expectations for input costs for 2019. Read more