Family farms may have dodged a bullet recently when the federal government withdrew its proposed ban on children working on power-driven farm equipment.

But previous legislation still requires they receive training.

"The people have spoken and they don't want the new regulations, but that doesn't mean we don't have any youth safety regulations," Dee Jepsen, Ohio State University Extension state safety leader, said in a news release.

Still in effect is a requirement that 14- and 15-year-old students who want to work outside their parents' farm complete a 24-hour training program.

Ohio State University Extension, for example, plans to expand its farm safety course offerings as a result of anticipated stronger demand.

Each year, Ohio certifies nearly 300 students in local training courses.

In the near future, the univerisity plans to offer updated courses to help reach teens who live in smaller communities that don't offer other safety training.