NNY Tractor Workshop with Shane LeBrake

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 Thursday, April 27th and Friday, April 28th at  Cornell Cooperative Extension of St Lawrence County in Canton, NY.
Classes run 9 am – 5pm each day.  Lunch and snacks are included. Cost is $75.00 total for both days.  Scholarships are available for military veterans upon completion of the training (reimbursement for registration and partial travel expenses).  For more information about scholarships, please contact Dean Koyanagi at drk5@cornell.edu.  Participation in the workshop is limited to 12. 
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