For Michigan State University Extension, the Berrien County 4-H Tractor Operator Program has provided tractor safety education to teens for over 30 years. The certification training satisfies current requirements for operation of a 20 PTO HP or greater agricultural tractor by 14- and 15-year-old youth employed on property notowned, leased, or operated by a parent or legal guardian. Parents say the program, enhanced by the Gearing Up for Safety curriculum, allows youth to operate equipment legally, be employable, and increases self-confidence, emergency preparedness skills, and knowledge.
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Barrett, D. K. (2013). 4-H Tractor Operator Program Teaches Employability Skills and Safety to Youth. The Journal of Extension, 51(4), Article 15. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.51.04.15