4-H Youth Development provides Tractor and Machinery Certification for youth 14 years and older. This certification allows 14 and 15 year olds to legally operate tractors and machinery while off the family farm. Farm safety awareness is a major focus.
Requesting Certificates of Training. To request Tractor and Machinery Operation Certificates of Training, please submit the completed Master Score Sheet (NYS Version) to Adam Davis at the State 4-H Office, 202 Beebe Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853 or email the file to Adam Davis.
The HOSTA's National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program website features:
- Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture Law
- Reasons for training
- Instructor Registration
- Task Sheets
- How to order Student Manuals
- Access Instructor Materials
- Find Local Instructors
More Tractor and Agricultural Safety Resources
This website developed at Purdue, was originally designed for independent study but may be better suited as an additional learning resource for youth participating in the NSTMOP.
This website provides an excellent poster on "Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture" (HOSTA)
These two brochures have been developed especially for the prevention of hearing loss in youth involved in agricultural-related jobs.
The Ten Commandments of Tractor Safety provided by tractor manufacturer Kubota.