University of Vermont

Youth Farm Safety Project

Farm Safety Events

 

Spring 2017

Tractor Safety Certification Program

The National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) certification program consists of 24 hours of intensive instruction and practice, culminating in a 50-question written knowledge test. Students who pass this test may take the operating skills and pre-op/driving tests. Upon successful completion the student receives a formal U.S. Department of Labor certificate.

  • February-March 2017: (Details TBD)
    Location:
    St. Albans office of UVM Extension.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.
  • Spring, 2017: Open to students at Randolph Technical Career Center, Randolph, Vermont.
    Contact: Liz Kenton, 4-H Youth Agriculture Project coordinator, UVM Extension, Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu or (802) 257-7967.
  • Spring, 2017: Open to students at Cold Hollow Career Center, Enosburg Falls, Vermont.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.
  • Spring, 2017: Open to students at Windham Regional Career Center, Brattleboro, Vermont.
    Contact: Liz Kenton, 4-H Youth Agriculture Project coordinator, UVM Extension, Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu or (802) 257-7967.
  • April 21, 24, 26 and 28, 2017: (operating tests will be scheduled individually)
    Location: St. Albans office of UVM Extension.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.
  • May 6 and 13 and June 10, 2017: Open to the general public aged 14 and up.
    Location:
    Vermont Technical College, Randolph, Vermont. 
    Contact: Liz Kenton, 4-H Youth Agriculture Project coordinator, UVM Extension, Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu or (802) 257-7967. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please contact Liz Kenton at 802-257-7967 or 800-278-5480 by April 14, 2017 so we may assist you.
    Registration: Fee of $65; Register Here.

Tractor Safety and Operation  

These one or two-day classes cover basic operation, safety, and maintenance, and do not result in NSTMOP certification.

  • April 23, 2017:  Open to students of Green Mountain College and the public ages 16 and up (14 or 15 with instructor permission.)
    Location: Green Mountain College, Poultney, Vermont.
    Contact: Liz Kenton, 4-H Youth Agriculture Project coordinator, UVM Extension, Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu or (802) 257-7967. To request a disability-related accommodation to participate in this program, please suzy.hodgson@uvm.edu by March 10, 2017 so we may assist you.  
    Registration: Fee of $65; registration information here.
  • May 2017: Open to students at Sterling College, Craftsbury Common, Vermont.
    Contact: Liz Kenton, 4-H Youth Agriculture Project coordinator, UVM Extension, Liz.Kenton@uvm.edu or (802) 257-7967.

Summer 2017

Youth Farm Safety Day Camps

Open to youth ages 10-16, free of charge. Activities will address fire safety, livestock handling safety, basic ATV safety, hearing protection, and basic first aid.

  • Camp #1 July 11, 2017
    Location: Kirk and Katrina Lanphear Farm, Hyde Park, Vermont.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.
  • Camp #2 July 13, 2017
    Location: Philip Livingston’s Rail View Dairy, New Haven, Vermont.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.
  • Camp #3 July 17, 2017: Open to youth attending the 4-H Dairy Clinic at Tunbridge Fair Grounds.
    Location: Tunbridge Fair Grounds.
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.

Game of Logging

The Game of Logging consists of two intense day-long sessions of hands-on training in chainsaw operation and the felling of trees. Participants must complete Session 1 to participate in Session 2.

  • Summer, 2017: (Details TBD)
    Contact: Martha Manning, 4-H Educator, UVM Extension, Martha.manning@uvm.edu or (802) 524-6501.

 

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