2023 Farm Safety Camp - West
Participants will learn
- Safe tractor operation, including a tractor driving obstacle course
- Livestock handling
- ATV certification through North Dakota Parks and Recreation
- Rules of the road
- Farm machinery operation
- Farm first-aid, including official Stop the Bleed certification
- Agricultural youth laws
- Equipment operation and maintenance
By successfully passing this program, participants will receive official certification to operate tractors over 20 horsepower and some pieces of farm machinery when working for a non-relative farmer or rancher. This certification is not required for youth to work on their own family farm – however, we highly encourage participation in this program, even if your child will only be working on the family operation. This certification is required by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Hazardous Occupations Order in Agriculture (HOOA) for 14-15-year-olds and meets all requirement standards. Participants who are 13 years old, and successfully complete the program, will receive their certificate on their 14th birthday.
Check in is at 10:00 am CST on Tuesday, May 23. The Parent Leadership in Action event is on Thursday, May 25 at 2:00 pm, followed by a graduation ceremony and checkout.
The registration fee of $275 includes lodging and meals for each camp, as well as personal protective equipment items for participants to keep and use when working on the farm/ranch. Limit of 16 participants.
Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.