Kentucky 4-H believes that all youth should have opportunities for positive youth development in our four guiding concepts:  mastery, belonging, independence, and generosity.  This project fosters mastery by allowing youth to learn and demonstrate technical and operational skills related to lawn and farm tractors; Belonging by encouraging youth to work together with other youth and adults to develop safe machinery operation practices; Independence by teaching the skills necessary to inspect, trouble-shoot and safely operate lawn and farm equipment; and Generosity by promoting safe and proper operating practices to other youth and adults in their community.  Contact your county extension office for more information (link).




State Contact: Torey Earle, Extension Specialist for 4-H Youth Development - Science, Engineering and Technology; Office/ Mailing Address: UK College of Engineering Paducah Campus, CLC 210, 4810 Alben Barkley Drive, Paducah, KY 42002-7380; Phone: 270-534-3105; Fax: 270-534-3071; Email: tearle@uky.edu