Train-the-Trainer Webinar: Teaching Tractor Certification Courses to Ohio Teens

Dee Jepsen, State Agricultural Safety and Health Leader

Teaching tractor safety courses to young workers is important on several levels. Besides safety, teens can learn important skills from a good training program. Students can also receive certification credit, which is a marketable addition to their Career Passport and other high school credentials.

A train-the-trainer webinar will be held on Thursday November 2, 2017 from 3-4pm. This online training program is designed for anyone interested in teaching tractor safety to teen drivers, including:

     • Extension educators with 4-H or AGNR appointments,

     • High School Ag Science educators,

     • Agricultural Employers who hire and/or supervise teens,

     • Parents and other volunteers interested in teaching tractor and machinery safety programs in their

The program will introduce a community-based approach to teaching safe equipment operation to teens. It will include training requirements for hired teen workers, curriculum available in Ohio, driving courses for skill building and testing, and required documentation for the youth to receive their official Department of Labor recognized certificate.

Contact Dee Jepsen at or 614-292-6008 for more information and a link to the webinar. This program will be taped for participant access following the training.