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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

December 19, 2019
YQCA

What is YQCA?

The Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Program (YQCA) is an annual educational certificate program that provides quality assurance education for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character awareness.

YQCA includes information for youth exhibiting, Swine, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, and Poultry. Available as an online program or an in-person training, youth may complete the training online (http://yqca.org/) at a cost of $12 or they can participate at an in-person training for $3.

Kosciusko County 4-H offers a coupon code for all students to receive their in-person YQCA training for FREE! - just email us your student(s) name(s) and plug the code in online while finalizing the registration process.

The Requirements:

Certification in YQCA is an annual requirement for youth planning to exhibit an animal (Swine, Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits, and Poultry) in the Kosciusko County 4-H Fair (all other county fairs), the Indiana State Fair, and some open shows.

How to get certified:

There are two ways to complete your certification: in-person or online. Youth may complete the training online (http://yqca.org) at a cost of $12 or they can participate in an in-person training for $3.

Online

In-person

You can find a detailed document (with screenshots) in the files below to help you see how to register for classes. You can also contact the Purdue Extension- Kosciusko County Office with any questions you may have. We have computers in the office you can use to register for a class. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

YQCA Training counts as TWO workshops!

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