University of Lincoln Extension Center set to host farm equipment safety course

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Published: May. 22, 2023 at 5:13 PM CDT
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SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. (KNEP) - The University of Lincoln Extension Center will be hosting a farm equipment safety course for panhandle teenagers.

The University of Lincoln Extension Center will be hosting a tractor and farm equipment safety class that will feature either a hands on course or an online alternative for 14 or 15 year-olds to get certification to use farm equipment on non-family farms. After the course work is complete, participants will have to take a driving test at locations across the state.

Locations hosting a driving test across the panhandle include:

  • June 1, Legacy of the Plains Museum, 2930 Old Oregon Trail, Gering
  • June 5, Gordon Fairgrounds, 613 E. 3rd Street, Gordon

The course costs $35 and includes educational materials and supplies, participants can pay at the time of registration or before the driving exam and only checks and cash are accepted.

The class can be registered for here and if people have questions either John Thomas or Stacy Brown can be contacted for the driving test in Gering and Marie Nelson and Thomas as well for the test in Gordon.