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The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program enables young workers (ages 14-19) to obtain a US Department of Labor Certificate of Training which is required to operate farm tractors and equipment.


The course is open to anyone 13 years of age and older, however, only those 14 and older will be able to drive and become certified. Participants learn important safety skills and gain an advantage when seeking employment at a lawn or landscaping business, golf course or farm.


The registration fee is $25 ($10 for current Ulster 4-H members), which includes the Student Manual. Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants, on a first paid, first served basis. Sorry, no refunds.


March 21, 26, 28 April 2, 4 at Stone Ridge firehouse 7 pm

April 25, 26 and 27 at Ulster County fairgrounds time tbd 

The instructor, Grant DeWitt, is an Ulster County 4-H alumnus who holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from SUNY Cobleskill and is a former qualifier at the national level in the 4-H Tractor Operation Contest.

General Terms

All items are non-refundable, all sales are final.

Refund Policy

All items are non-refundable under any circumstances.

Age Restriction

Youth ages 13+.