Every year many farmers have used John Deere tractors without consequence, but safety remains a concern for individuals who operate the machines in less-than-desirable conditions. Because of this notion, Charleston, South Carolina, will host an educational program designed to limit accidents, according to South Carolina Now.
The news source reported that a Tractor Safety Education and Driving Training Day will be held by the Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service and John Deere, as local farmers have been encouraged to attend the event with their children, the next generation of the agricultural industry.
At this training session tractor operators will learn safe operating procedures from John Deere experts and Clemson University personnel. South Carolina Now reported that pesticide license and safety credits will be awarded to participants and safe commercial mowing practices will be demonstrated.
The Charleston Times and Democrat reported that improper use of tractors can result in serious injuries to operators and damage to property, and past incidents relating to these two events prompted the university and the agricultural company to hold the education day.