North Dakota Youth Tractor Safety camps set

DEVILS LAKE – Youth will have the opportunity to learn about safe farm and ranch practices during two statewide Tractor Safety Camps that North Dakota State University Extension is hosting this year. Camping dates and location include:

May 31- June 2, NDSU Campus, Fargo

June 9-11, North Dakota 4-H Camp, Washburn

Both camps will cover the basics of safe tractor and machinery operation, general farm hazards, use of personal protective equipment, and basic first-aid and first-response procedures.

“These camps are designed to help teens become familiar with the most serious hazards associated with operating tractors and agricultural machinery along with the fundamentals of safe operation and maintenance,” says Angie Johnson, NDSU Extension farm and ranch safety coordinator, who is collaborating with NDSU Extension agents to conduct these camps.

Participants will learn:

  • Rules of the road
  • How to read an operator’s manual
  • How to operate large and small tractors
  • How to identify potential hazards on the farm
  • How to administer first aid in an emergency

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