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Tired of asking for help! This class is for women who love tractors and seek to independently operate and maintain farm equipment.  All levels of farming experience are welcome, this is a good beginner or refresher course for anyone interested in operating a tractor and learning basic safety, operation and maintenance.

Women and Tractors

When: Saturday March 23rd, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Instructor: Glenda Closson from Minnesota Equipment, Isanti MN

Where: WEI’s Amador Hill Farm and Orchard, 15715 River Road, North Branch MN

Registration Fee: $50


Learn the basics of safe tractor operation, farm machinery maintenance, and safety features on different size tractors. The class will also cover the maintenance schedule for medium size tractor, review the relevant technical vocabulary for machine parts and functions, and demonstrate safety signals on the field.

All levels of farming experience are welcome, and everyone is welcome. Learn to shoot down tractor trouble before asking for help.  Glenda Closson from Minnesota Equipment – Istanti will lead the workshop with tractors and Ag equipment supplied by WEI.

Instructor(s) Bio:

I would consider myself more a farm woman than a city girl, as I was not brought up on a farm, but was introduced to farming by marriage. Farming was a huge part of my life for 30 years. My husband and I owned and operated a dairy farm in southern Minnesota for those 30 years. We raised 3 children. I took over the operation of the dairy in 1991 and my husband worked off the farm. As a team we grew the dairy herd from 12 cows to more than 80 cows. Besides the daily milking of the herd, I also managed the young stock, bred cows, and did feed analysis and feeding programs for the animals.  Field work was also a part of my workday. Maintaining and operating tractors and skid loaders was large part of our operation. I learned how to service and maintain the equipment with the help of my father-in-law. He taught me how to service and do simple repairs. I spent many hours operating skid loaders and ag tractors. We sold our dairy farm and moved north. I am currently working for the service department at Minnesota Equipment in Isanti, MN where we service and repair Ag equipment and lawn tractors.

*A free simple vegetarian soup will be available or you may bring your own.

Please dress for working outdoors, bring good-fitting work gloves if you have.