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2018 4-H Tractor Safety Program

The 4-H Youth Development Program is once again offering a tractor safety certification program for youth. The course meets on dates TBA in March and April at the Stone Ridge Firehouse located at 525 Cottekill Rd. Stone Ridge, NY 12484. In addition, there will be driving practice, and the Driving Test both TBD held at the Ulster County Fairgrounds (249 Libertyville Road in New Paltz).

The registration fee is $40 for enrolled 4-H members and $50 for non-4-H members, which includes the Student Manual. Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants, on a first paid, first served basis. Sorry, no refunds. Please register online at For more information contact Matt Helffrich at 845-340-3990 ext. 340 or email The registration deadline is Friday, March 10.

This National Safe Tractor Training Program enables young workers (ages 14-19) to obtain a US Department of Labor Certificate of Training Certification which is required to operate farm tractors and equipment.

The course is open to anyone 13 years of age and older, however, only those 14 and older will be able to drive and become certified. Participants learn important safety skills and gain an advantage when seeking employment at a lawn or landscaping business, golf course or farm. The instructor, Grant DeWitt, is an Ulster County 4-H alumnus who holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering from SUNY Cobleskill and is a former qualifier at the National level in the 4-H Tractor Operation Contest.


Stone Ridge Firehouse
525 Cottekill Road
Stone Ridge, NY 12484