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Farm Machinery Safety Workshop

April 17, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday, repeating until May 24, 2023

One event on May 20, 2023 at 5:00 pm

$25 – $75

Who can attend?

Individuals in all counties are eligible to attend the training. Students in middle school and high school and adults are welcome. Certification can be obtained for students 13 years of age and above.

Why attend?

According to the U.S. Ag Census, the leading sources of fatal injuries to youth on U.S. farms, 23% percent involved machinery (includes tractors), 19% involved motor vehicles (includes ATVs), and 16% were due to drowning. Many of these accidents can be prevented with adequate safety education.


Federal law requires those driving tractors for hire to be at least 16 years old. An exception is if they are 14 or 15 years old and have completed a safety course like this one, or if a student is enrolled as a vocational agriculture student.


  • Don McMoran, WSU Skagit County Extension
  • Doug Collins, WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center
  • Mike Poteet, Pierce County
  • Sarah Lemon, Pierce Conservation District


  • April 17 (online); April 19 (online)
  • April 24 (online); April 26 (outside)
  • May 1 (online); May 3 (outside)
  • May 8 (online); May 10 (outside)
  • May 15 (online); May 17 (outside)
  • May 20 (outside; makeup)
  • May 22 (classroom); May 24 (outside)

But I already know how to drive a tractor and I’m really safe?

Great, register, take the written test, the pre-operation test and the driving test. Pass each test, pay your fee, and you will be done on the first week.

Where is the workshop?

The workshop will be held at WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center. The address is 2607 W Pioneer, Puyallup, WA 98371. Take the left driveway up the hill by the barns.

What does it cost?

The total cost of the workshop is $75. A deposit of $25 is required hold your spot. The remaining $50 is due by the end of the course if you wish to receive a certificate. If you do not want a certificate, your total cost is $25.

Are there scholarships?

Yes, please email the instructor.

How do I register?

Space is limited. Register online through Brown Paper Tickets ( To learn more, feel free to contact WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center at 253-445-4658 or email

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“This School and/or School District does not sponsor, endorse, or recommend any of the organizations, services or activities described in this information. This information is provided solely for the convenience of our students and parents to assist in their review of the safety and suitability of such organizations, services and activities. All School Districts shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim or petition filed in any court or administrative tribunal arising out of the distribution of these materials including attorney’s fees and judgments or awards.”

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication or program information or reasonable accommodations need to contact Doug Collins at 253-445-4658 or Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office or to the WSU Center for Human Rights.


April 17, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25 – $75
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Doug Collins


Puyallup Research and Extension Center (north campus)
2607 W Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371 United States
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