Tractor Safety & Maintenance Workshop

  • Sunday, April 23, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Monday, April 24, 2017, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

2-Day Intensive Tractor Safety and Maintenance Workshop

Belmont, New York

Increasing production on the farm can often require investments in equipment to improve labor efficiency, productivity and profitability. Are you a farmer who is interested in scaling up farm production through investment in your first tractor or upgrading to a bigger piece of equipment? Are you a beginning or experienced farmer who wants to understand tractors better and to use them and care for them more safely and efficiently? The Cornell Small Farms Program will be hosting two upcoming workshops on the basics of tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance.

This two-day, intensive workshop will be led by Shane LaBrake, who provides an unusual and holistic approach to tractor operation, safety and routine maintenance. The class is designed to de-mystify tractors and equipment, empower and inspire, and inform "scale-appropriate" equipment choices and purchase decisions.

The workshop will be held on Sunday, April 23th and Monday, April 24th at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County in Belmont, NY. Online registration is located at the CCE-Allegany website (http://allegany.cce.cornell.edu/events), or by calling 585-268-7644, extension 17.

Classes run 9 am - 5 pm each day. Lunch and snacks are included. Cost is $75.00 total for both days. Scholarships are available for military veterans and on a need basis. For more information about scholarships, please contact Dean Koyanagi at drk5@cornell.edu.

Participation in the workshop is limited to 12. 


Stephanie Mehlenbacher
Horticulture, Home Grounds & Gardens
(607) 664-2574


5435A County Road 48
Belmont, New York 14813