Hiring Youth for Seasonal Agricultural Jobs this Summer?

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Orders (AgHOs) regulation prohibits 14 and 15-year-olds from operating farm tractors and attached powered equipment unless (1) they are working on a farm owned/operated by their parent or legal guardian, or (2) the youth has successfully completed an approved safe tractor and machinery operation-training program.

For more information about the training program, visit the OSU Ag Safety website. Education and training on safe operation is always encouraged, even if it is not legally required. Contact Dee Jepsen with additional questions at jepsen.4@osu.edu or 614-292-6008.