WORKSHOP: Farm Equipment Safety Training Series


The University of Minnesota Extension and Sharing Our Roots have teamed up to develop a series of interactive workshops that cover the basics of farm equipment safety, maintenance, and operation for beginning and emerging farmers and farmworkers in an inclusive, multilingual, and hands-on learning environment.

Session 1 – Tractors & Equipment

September 8th, 2021 5:30-7:30pm
From inspection and maintenance to operation, learn how to safely use a variety of tractors including different makes and horse-power ratings (Case, John Deere, Ford – 30,55,90hp). Practice operating tractors in an inclusive learning environment.
Objective: Learn how to inspect tractors and equipment before use; learn how to safely operate tractors and equipment; and demonstrate competency in tractor and equipment operation.

Session 2 – Tools & Small Engines

September 15th, 2021 5:30-7:30pm
Tour a suite of small hand tools and small engine equipment to help get tasks done from clearing brush to cultivating small plots. Practice operating and maintaining small equipment in an inclusive learning environment. 
Objective: Learn basic hand tool safety; learn small engine maintenance and safety; and demonstrate proper use of tools and hazard recognition. 

Session 3 – Implements & Trailers

September 22nd, 2021 5:30-7:30pm
Tour a suite of diversified small farm implements to help get tasks done from field prep and planting to harvest. Practice operating a variety of implements and trailers in an inclusive learning environment. 
Objective: Learn how to safely operate PTO and ground driven tractor implements; learn basic implement maintenance; learn safe trailer hookup, operation and maintenance; demonstrate competency in implement and trailer operation.
Please register to save a spot! Workshop sessions are free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
1 ticket/person. Please reserve enough tickets for you and your party.
Upon registering, we will send you an email with a link to a google form where you will be asked about dietary restrictions, childcare needs and mileage reimbursement. So, please check your email!
The Equipment Safety Training Series ticket sales has ended!


Sep 15 2021


Weather permitting
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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4905 315th St. W Northfield MN 55057
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