The McPherson, Marion and Harvey  County Extension Councils will sponsor a Tractor safety operator's course from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. March 14 at  Prairieland Partners,  2401 E Northview, McPherson.

The course is designed to provide teenagers with an awareness of safety practices around tractors and farm machinery and the opportunity for 14- and 15-year-old youth to earn tractor operator’s permit required by the Child Labor Regulations in regard to agricultural hazardous occupations.  Those who are 16 or older do not need an operator’s certificate but are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Cost of the course is $25. Lunch provided by Prairieland Partners. All participants will need to complete a registration form in order to participate.  Pre-registration is required by March 6. For registration, call 620-241-1520 or email tregehr@ksu.edu.  Youth can pre-register and pick up their manual prior to the class. Registration forms can be filled out or picked up at the Extension Office when picking up the manual.