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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Upcoming Workshops and Events


Farm Machinery Safety Workshop


WSU Skagit Extension is offering a Farm Machinery Safety Workshop online this spring- a very unique opportunity to receive safety training operating a tractor of more than 20 horsepower, connecting and disconnecting implements, and operating certain farm machines. This course consists of 25 hours of in class and outside tractor driving/testing. The program was designed both for youth living on family farms and for 14- and 15-year-olds but can be taken by anyone, including beginning farmers, who want to be certified under the provisions of the Agricultural Hazardous Occupations Order (AgHOs) to perform certain work activities on a farm operation, or to acquire valuable safety education.

But I already know how to drive a tractor and I’m really safe?
Great, register, take the written test, the preoperational test and the driving test. Pass each test, pay your fee, and you will be done on the first week.

Where is the workshop?
Classes will be held via Zoom in 2020. Zoom details will be provided after registration. Tests will be taken at home and/or Farmers Equipment Company (17893 Hwy 20) in Burlington.

What does it cost?
The total cost of the workshop is $75. A deposit of $25 is required to hold your spot. The remaining $50 is due by the end of the course if you wish to receive a certificate.  If you do not want a certificate, your total cost is $25.

Are there scholarships?
Yes, please email the instructor.

To learn more, feel free to contact WSU Skagit County Extension at 360-395-2357 or email

Follow this link to register: