Farm Truck Clinic

Learn About Current DOT Regulations for Farm Trucks

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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County’s Agriculture program is pleased to offer a Farm Truck Clinic to help agricultural business owners and employees to better understand the current DOT regulations for farm trucks. The information will help keep agricultural businesses in compliance and ensure truck safety.

The farm truck clinic will be offered in two locations in our area. The Chautauqua County program will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, from 10 am to 12:00 noon, at Country Ayre Farms, 5644 Meadows Road, in Dewittville , NY. The Cattaraugus County program will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018 from 10 am to 12:00 noon, at CJ Dairy Farms, Inc., 2679 Hooper Road, in Delevan, NY.

This informational program will be presented by T/Sgt. Steven Flower, with the NYS Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Unit. He will discuss farm truck registration, licensing, inspection, pulling farm implements on roadways, bridge weight limits, and other relevant topics with farm trucks. There will be plenty of time provided to answer all of your questions.

Cost to attend is $5.00 per person, payable at the clinic, to help cover the cost of morning refreshments. Registration is required at least two days prior to each clinic by contacting Lisa Kempisty, Dairy/Livestock Educator, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County at 716-664-9502 Ext. 203 or by e-mail ljk4@cornell.edu, with the number of people planning to attend. This program is organized by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County with support from the Northeast Extension Risk Management Education Program.

The Agriculture Program is one of many programs offered by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County (CCE-Chautauqua) in line with the County’s 20/20 Comprehensive Plan. CCE-Chautauqua is a community based educational organization, affiliated with Cornell University, Chautauqua County Government, the NYS SUNY system, and the federal government through the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. For more information, call 716-664-9502 or visit our website at www.cce.cornell.edu/chautauqua. Cornell University Cooperative Extension provides equal program and employment opportunities.