POMONA — Kids who want to learn farm safety will soon have a chance.
The Frontier Extension District is set to offer a hazardous occupation training class 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 26 at the Pomona Community Center, 219 Jefferson St., Pomona, according to an extension district news release.
“This class is required for 14- and 15-year-old youth who want to operate farm tractors on farms other than for their parents,” the release said. “The only time a 14 to 15 year old would be exempt from needing this training would be if he or she works for their parents on the family farm. This training is required, however, if the family’s farm is a partnership, incorporated or the youth is working on a grandparent’s farm. This training is also required if youth are planning to use lawn mowers or tractors larger than 20 horsepower.”
During the class, a driving and written test will be given offsite at a local producer’s farm, the release said. Students will be transported by instructors to the farm and back to the Pomona Community Center.
Pre-registration is required for the class by May 19. To register, call one of the extension offices at (785) 229-3520 in Ottawa, (785) 828-4438 in Lyndon, or (785) 448-6826 in Garnett. Registration can also be made by emailing agents at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Students are then required to pick up their materials at the extension offices and read them prior to the start of the class.