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​Women's Tractor & Equipment Operation Safety Classes

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Thursday, April 15, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women’s Tractor & Equipment Operation Safety Classes

Two virtual classes & one in-person class for women

This virtual program will be held two evenings on Thursday, April 8th and Thursday, April 15th from 7:00 - 8:00 pm. The virtual classes will be presented by Christina Day, Ag Safety Educator with the New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health (NYCAMH).

The in-person class will be offered on Saturday, April 17th at one of two locations: LandPro Equipment, presented by Rodney Ruttenbur, in Falconer at 10:00 am and Larry Romance & Son, Inc., presented by Mike Wilson, in Sheridan at 1:00 pm. Face coverings will be required at this in-person learning opportunity. Registration for the virtual andin-person classes is required.

Women of all ages and experience levels who operate tractors and farm equipment are encouraged to participate in this informational program on tractor operation and safety. This free program will be offered via Zoom, as well as an

in-person class at a local tractor dealership. Teenage girls are also welcome to participate.

Topics to be discussed will include:

• Types of tractor incidents that cause the most injuries and fatalities-rollovers, runovers, PTO entanglements

• How to prevent those incidents

• Road safety

• Mechanical hazards

• OSHA’s guidelines for tractor operation

• Understanding basic maintenance & operation of tractors with hands-on tractor driving at the in-person class

Women’s Tractor & Equipment Operation Safety Zoom Meetings

Thursdays, April 8th and April 15th, 2021 from 7-8 pm.

Registration is required in advance for this meeting:



Go to our Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County Website Home page to register:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meetings. There is no cost to use Zoom or to participate in these informational meetings. You can join through Zoom on a device with internet access. Participants will be contacted by e-mail to schedule their in-person training at one of the tractor dealerships.

If you have any questions about these classes, using Zoom or registering for the classes, please call Lisa Kempisty at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at 716-664-9502 Ext 203 or send an email to ljk4@cornell.edu.


Lisa Kempisty
Agriculture Community Educator (Dairy & Livestock)
716-664-9502 ext. 203


This event is online

Last updated March 24, 2021