Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health

Man and youth stand near tractor
Nebraska Extension Educator John Thomas (right) discusses a tractor's engine with a student before the driving exam. (Photo by Chabella Guzman)

2024 Tractor Safety Days Scheduled for May, June Across Nebraska

April 11, 2024
This annual event provides the training and testing necessary for Nebraska youth who require certification to perform duties on a farm, including a Hands-on Safety Day, and tractor and equipment safety training. 

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Teens participating in a tractor safety course

UNMC, Nebraska Extension Offer Tractor Safety Course to Teens

February 5, 2020
The most common cause of agricultural-related death in Nebraska is overturned tractors and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs). Employing anyone uncertified under age 16 is a liability risk for farmers if those children operate such equipment.

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Grain bin safety infographic
Images showing how a grain bridge forms in a bin and can collapse, drawing someone in.

High Moisture Soybeans Challenge Grain Handler Safety

February 13, 2019
After extended rains last fall, corn and soybean were stored at higher moisture levels than usual, leading to clogs and bridges in stored grain. This week a Nebraska farmer lost his life while trying to empty a bin. Check out these recommendations for staying safe and accessing training.

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Two youth practicing proper connection procedures for a tractor PTO drive. Links to full article 'Tractor Safety Training Courses for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers'

Tractor Safety Training Courses for Teen Farm/Ranch Workers

February 12, 2019
Nebraska Extension’s Tractor Safety and Hazardous Occupations Courses will be offered at 12 sites this year for teens 14-15 years of age who want to work on a farm other than their family's. The training is required by law.

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