Four-session farm tractor safety courses will be held in two locations starting April 4 at Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, and at Kramer’s, Inc., 2400 West River Road in Sidney. The course is offered by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension. Farm Production and Conservation photo

A four-session farm tractor safety courses are scheduled in two locations by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting Monday, April 4, at Gorham Public Works, 80 Huston Road, Gorham. Classes will continue from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 11 and 25, ending April 30. The April 30 class will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, according to a news release from the extension.

The course also will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 4, 11 and 25, and from 5 to 8 p.m. May 2, at Kramer’s, Inc., 2400 West River Road, Sidney.

The course includes classroom lectures, homework and tractor driving time. Designed for adults and youth at least 14 years old, participants can learn how to safely handle tractors and equipment, how to avoid hazards, and minimize chances of accidents.

This course is required for those aged 14 and 15 who plan to operate farm equipment for hire on farms other than those owned by their families. Certificates will be issued after successful completion of the course.

The sliding scale fee of $0-$40 includes the course manual. Registration and access to a computer, tablet or smartphone are required. To register and for more information, visit extension.umaine.edu.

To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jason Lilley at 207-781-6099 or [email protected].

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