Farm Tractor Safety Program Series


The Youth Tractor & Farm Safety Certification Program is designed to provide youth 14-years-old and older the opportunity to learn about safe equipment operation and general farm safety. This program is based on the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operations Program curriculum and meets the requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Hazardous Occupations Orders for Agricultural Employment. Completing this or other similar programs is required for youth who wish to work off of their family farm or homestead with equipment with over 20 horse power.


The Youth Tractor & Farm Safety Certification Program is a two part program, including both an online learning experience and 2 days of hands-on training. Enrollment for the respective in-person training sessions is limited to 20 students.





Heather DuFault

June 3, 4

Polk County Fairgrounds, 200 Polk Ave SE, Fertile, MN  

Emily Wilmes

June 11, 12

Stearns County Fairgrounds, 1105 Ash St S, Sauk Centre, MN

Michael Cruse

June 17, 18

Caledonia High School, 511 W Main St, Caledonia, MN

Claire LaCanne

June 26 & 27

Kibble Equipment, 3555 SW 18th St, Owatonna, MN

Michael Cruse

June 28, 29

Fillmore County Fairgrounds,  Fillmore St. Preston, MN


Course Contacts:

Michael Cruse, UMN Extension Educator - Fillmore & Houston County;
Phone: 507-765-3896 or email: mjcruse@umn.edu

Claire LaCanne, UMN Extension Educator - Steele County;
Phone: 507-444-7691 or email: lacanne@umn.edu

Heather DuFault, UMN Extension Educator, Polk, Red Lake, Cleanwater Counties;
Phone: 218-280-1129 or email: pohl0024@umn.edu

Emily Wilmes, UMN Extension Educator - Stearns County
Phone: 320-255-6169  email:


User Name/Internet ID or Password help: 612-301-4357 HELP@umn.edu

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