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Tractor Safety

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.

Safe Tractor & Machinery Guidelines
4-H Safety Offerings by NYCAMH

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, 35 Thornwood Drive, Suite 200, Ithaca, NY 14850 or email the file to Adam Davis.


The HOSTA's National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program website features:

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.

Ag Safety for Youth

This website provides an excellent poster on "Hazardous Occupations Safety Training in Agriculture" (HOSTA)

"They're Your Ears - Protect Them"

"Have You Heard?  Hearing Loss Caused by Farm Noise is Preventable"

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.