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Tractor College

March 3, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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Join the Maryland Soybean Board and the Maryland Grain Producers Utilization Board for Tractor College! This educational workshop will cover topics such as tractor operation, maintenance, hazardous materials, towing, legal risks, road safety and more! Lunch will be provided. While this is a free event, pre-registration is required.

Agenda for the event is as follows:

10-10:10 Welcome, Maryland Soybean Board

10:10-10:40 Legal Risks, Paul Goeringer, Senior Faculty Specialist and Extension Legal Specialist, University of Maryland

10:40-12:30 Duane Pearce, Chief, Motor Carrier Division, Office of Traffic & Safety, Maryland Department of Transportation

  • Maryland Transportation Article Law Relating to Safe Operation/Right of Way and Proper License of Farm Equipment on Roadways
  • Farm Truck & Driver Roadside Safety Inspections
  • Farm Vehicle Driver & Covered Farm Vehicle Exemptions and Exceptions to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations
  • Maryland License Type & Class (NON CDL vs. CDL)
  • Farm Truck Size, Weight Regulations and Exceptions
  • SHA Hauling Permit Eligibility for Added Weight of Agricultural Products

12:30-1:00 Lunch

1:00-1:30 Farm Financing 101, Kelsey Maslen and Paige Hargett, Horizon Farm Credit

1:30-3:00 Gearing Up Safety, Christine Johnston, Retired University of Maryland Extension & Dave Myers, University of Maryland Extension

  • Operation
  • Towing
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Equipment Maintenance

3:00 Wrap-Up


Questions? Contact MSB Executive Director, Danielle Farace, danielle@mdsoy.com


Gladhill Tractor
5509 Mount Zion Rd
Frederick, MD 21703
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