2024 Farm Safety Camp - West

Minot, ND
Past participants standing in front of a red tractor

Registration is now open!

Farm Safety Camp Registration Link


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 21. The Parent Leadership in Action event is on Thursday, May 23 at 3:00 pm, followed by a graduation ceremony and checkout.

The registration fee of $300 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.

Scholarships Available

Peterson Farms Seed is proud to support the 2024 Farm Safety Camp. If your farm uses our seed brand, you are eligible for a scholarship* offsetting the cost of attending the camp. Click here for more information.

*Scholarships only available for those who have officially registered for camp. Peterson Farms Seed will reimburse families directly.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Angie Johnson

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.