NYLON — The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Allegany County is offering two workshops to the public regarding farm machinery and mandatory youth tractor safety training.
The first workshop, titled ‘Used Machinery Evaluation Clinic’, takes places on April 21 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Allegany County Fair Grounds in Angelica.
The topics that will be discussed in this workshop include: the pros and cons of purchasing used or previously owned machinery, how to evaluate previously owned equipment, how to estimate dollar value of a piece, and what to look out for when buying equipment. Used machinery will be on hand to view and practice evaluating.
The workshop has a $10 fee per farm. You can preregister by calling 585-268-7644 Ext.26 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The second workshop, titled ‘Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training’, takes place on June 22-24 from 8:30am to 4pm at the BOCES center in Belmont.
The 4-H and FFA sponsored Tractor and Machinery Safety Certification Training is NYS required for all youth between 14 and 16 years of age if they are or will be working on a farm and operating tractors and power equipment.
The workshop has a $15 fee per person. Registration forms are due by Friday June 20th and are available from the 4-H office by calling 585-268-7644 Ext. 26 or from the following Vocational Agriculture Instructors: Pat Ploetz at Cuba-Rushford School or Than Mehlenbacher at Fillmore Central School.
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