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Tractor Operation, Safety, and Maintenance

September 20 @ 9:00 am - September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Join Shane LaBrake for a two day intensive on tractor operation, safety and maintenance.

This is a two-day class designed to educate and empower current or future users of agricultural tractors and farm equipment. It appeals to new and beginning farmers and has proven valuable to many seasoned professionals – some of whom were never formally schooled on tractors. During the intensive we will demystify tractors and improve understanding of how tractors are designed to work. Learn how to operate them safely and effectively; and how to perform routine maintenance tasks. Everyone will have the opportunity to drive a hydrostatic transmission and/or a gear shift transmission tractor, as well as opportunities to attach implements.

The class covers a lot of material – in a classroom setting, on and around the tractor, and “in the workshop.” Attendees will leave with a much greater appreciation for safe tractor use and machinery care, along with new knowledge and resources they can apply to their own situations.

All participants must bring sturdy closed toe footwear and gloves, long pants and long-sleeve shirts for the use and maintenance portions of the class. If you own hearing protection and safety glasses, please bring those with you.
Lunch will be provided by Bayside Kubota. Please bring a resuable water bottle and any snacks you may need.
Shane LaBrake is well known as the instructor of his two-day Chain Saw Trainings and Tractor Trainings. He has owned and maintained over forty small-engine machines in his various work endeavors. He is highly regarded as an instructor and for his ability to make the challenging and complex use and care of machinery accessible to learners of all levels and backgrounds. He is a certified Chain Saw Specialist by Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).



September 20 @ 9:00 am EDT
September 21 @ 5:00 pm EDT
Event Category:


Future Harvest
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Contact Name
Samaria King
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Event Address
821 Bryan Point Road Accokeek, MD 20607
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Southern Maryland


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