Tractor Safety for Women Workshop this Sunday

Greg Breene, farmer and ag. teacher

Greg Breene, farmer and ag. teacher

Join Greg Breene, agricultural teacher, Future Farmers of America (FFA) Advisor and farmer at Breene Acres Farm. Greg will share his recommendations for safe operation and basic maintenance of farm tractors. Greg will introduce common tractor parts and tools. Participants will learn to safely attach and use common tractor implements including a seeder, harrow, tine weeder or manure spreader.Sun. July 31, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Rain date: Sun. Aug. 7, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Breene Hollow Farm
21d Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI

Co-sponsored by NOFA/RI and the RI Farm Bureau

This workshop has been designed specifically for women. Each attendees will have the opportunity to drive a tractor.

This workshop will be include a potluck meal. Please bring food or beverages to share, as well as your dish, cup and flatware. The Breenes will provide tents for shade. Don’t forget your water bottle and a chair.

Learn more and find reference materials list here. Register via email to

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