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A Commercial Driver’s License training program this month will help prepare local residents for New York State testing later this year. The Watershed Agricultural Council (WAC) and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County will offer a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) training program for farm owners, producers and their employees in cooperation with Delaware, Chenango, Madison, Otsego (DCMO) BOCES.

This CDL Prep Class is a two-day classroom and lab training (eight hours) designed to assist attendees in preparation for NYS testing. The training will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and Thursday, Feb. 21, from 10:45 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.each day in the Conservation Lab at the DCMO BOCES Robert W Harold Campus, 270 BOCES Drive, Sidney Center, NY 13839-3105 (Town of Masonville, Rt. 206).

Agricultural vehicle licensing laws have changed for agricultural operators. In some situations, agricultural vehicles are subject to New York State Department of Motor Vehicles CDL requirements. This course will introduce participants to the materials and key test requirements to obtain the desired CDL.

The registration fee for this program is $20 per person. Lunch will be provided for each session. Attendees may arrange actual drive time directly with the CDL prep class instructor and DCMO BOCES. Fees for this service and any other cost associated to the CDL permit, road test and DOT Physical (as applicable) will be the responsibility of each participant.

For more information, or to register for this CDL prep class, contact Kim Holden at the Watershed Agricultural Program Office, (607) 865- 7090 or email kmh19@cornell.edu. Registrations will be on a first-come first-served basis and preference will be given to WAP participants until the registration deadline of Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

This program is being funded by the Watershed Agricultural Council and the New York City Department of Environmental Protection. The Watershed Agricultural Council is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Cornell Cooperative Extension in Delaware County provides equal program and employment opportunities.

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