Tractor & Machinery Operators Certification

youth preparing to take tractor driving portion of machinery safety exam

By federal law, no person under 16 years of age may operate a farm tractor or farm machinery on a farm owned by anyone other than the person’s parents. The Tractor & Machinery Operator’s Certification Course allows exemption from this law for 14 and 15 year olds.

Course will cover safe operation and routine maintenance of farm tractors and will be taught by Larry Burgin, a Delhi farmer. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County 4-H Program will be sponsoring the course.  The cost to participate is $40 per person which includes the course workbook.

2020 SCHEDULE ( 7 Classes; plus Written/Driving/Skills Test)

  • Dates: THURSDAYS: February 20, 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2; plus a Saturday (driving/skills test)
  • Time: 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Location: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Hamden
  • Register by February 10
John Hannum
4-H Team Leader 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531