University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Vermont Rebates for Roll Bars Program

Vermont farmers are at risk. A farmer is 800% more likely to die while working than those in other jobs. The leading cause of farm fatalities is tractor overturns, AND the Northeast has the highest rate of tractor overturns in the country

ROPS (roll over protective structure) -- a roll bar and a seat belt -- are 99% effective in preventing rollover deaths and serious injuries. The Vermont Rebates for Roll Bars Program offers farmers 70% of costs up to $865 in rebates for roll bar kits and provides a toll-free hotline that assists farmers in finding the right kit.

Register today by calling 1-877-767-7748 or visit

This program is co-sponsored by the Co-Operative Insurance Companies, Vermont Farm Bureau, and UVM Extension.

Websites and Resources
  • READ the ROPS program factsheet
  • DOWNLOAD the ROPS informational poster
For further information contact
George Cook
ROPS Coordinator
29 Sunset Drive, Suite 2
Morrisville, VT 05661
Phone: 802-888-4972 ext. 401 or 1-888-620-5603, Fax: 802-888-2432

Last modified February 21 2014 09:43 AM