WESTMINSTER — U.S. Department of Labor regulations require that any youth between 14 and 16 be certified to operate any tractor or piece of farm machinery off their parent's farm or on a public highway.
To meet that goal, the Carroll County Extension Service will offer a series of 4-H Tractor and Machinery Program workshops at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 28 and continuing for four more Mondays.
The first workshop will be at the extension office, with the others at different farm machinery dealers around the county.
Youth interested in being certified must attend the workshops, then pass a practical exam on safety and driving a tractor. Eddie Dutterer and Nevin Tasto, 4-H leaders, will teach the workshop, stressing operation, maintenance and safety.
Any youth between the ages of 8 and 18 may take the course.
No registration is required; those interested should just show up for the first workshop.
Information: 848-4611 or 875-2801.