This was a two-day class designed to educate and empower current or future users of agricultural tractors and farm equipment. During the class, they demystified tractors to improve their understanding of how tractors are designed to work; how to operate them safely and effectively; and how to perform regular and basic maintenance tasks.
This class will covered a lot of important material – in a classroom as well as hands-on experience with both diesel & gasoline engine tractors. Shane LaBrake, from Maryland taught two 8 hour sessions w/Steve Olsen at UConn’s Research Farm in Storrs. Shane LaBrake is a Maryland farmer who has taught his agricultural tractor maintenance course to more than 50 farm organizations in the Northeast. Steve Olsen, is UConn’s Research Farm Manager.