BATAVIA — A CDL training program is being offered for Genesee County agriculture producers and their employees.

The program is being offered by the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County, in collaboration with Genesee Valley Educational Partnership.

The training will be for Class A and Class B licenses. The program is designed for producers and farm employees who have some experience with commercial truck operation.

An informational meeting will be held 7 p.m. March 11 at the Genesee Valley BOCES Batavia Campus on 8250 State Street Rd. in Batavia. It will explain how the program works and answer any questions people may have.

The required training materials and medical forms will also be passed out at the meeting.

Classroom instruction dates — for those who need to get a permit — are 7 to 9 p.m. March 17 and 18 at the Boces campus. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classroom instruction for the permits will be limited to 20 people.

Drive time will be scheduled with the instructor at a later date.

Class A drivers will get eight hours of drive time, stretching across four, two-hour sessions. Class B drivers will get 4.5 hours of drive time, or three sessions of 1.5 hours each.

All COVID-19 protocols, including wearing a mask, will need to be followed in the classroom and while driving.

Full payment by check or cash is due at the class on March 17. The cost for Class A is $775 and the cost for Class B is $600.

DMV fees are not included in the cost of the class.

Make checks payable to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Genesee County. If paying in cash, bring the exact amount.

Registrations will be accepted until noon on March 11 or until the class is full. All participants are expected to attend the March 11. informational meeting.

For more information or to register, contact Jan Beglinger at (585) 343-3040 ext. 132.

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