YQCA is the result of a collaborative effort between states that have previously offered multi-species youth livestock quality assurance programs, the National Pork Board’s Youth PQA Plus program and representatives from other national livestock groups. Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth. The program is designed to provide an estimated 60 minutes of education each year. The online program requires the passing ( 80%) of a series of three quizzes to earn certification. An in-person YQCA workshop requires complete attendance.
YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness for youth ages 8 to 21 producing and/or showing pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits, and poultry. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows and is appropriate for youth.
This training is MANDATORY for all livestock exhibitors (Cattle, Swine, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, Goats) to be eligible to show at the 2018 Warrick County Fair. Training will be offered both online and in person. Training must be complete by June 22nd, 2018.
Costs are associated with this training. $3 for in person training and $12 for online course training. (Please note: this is a national curriculum, fees not decided on local level) Coupons are availible - contact the office for more info 812 897 6100.
Warrick County will have 3 in person trainings in 2018.
All Trainings will be held at the Warrick County 4H Center 133 W Degonia Road Boonville, IN 47601
March 10th at 11 am - 12:30pm CT *After Beef Weigh In
April 17th 6pm - 7:30pm CT
June 20 th 3pm - 4:30 pm CT
Youth must Register via YQCA platform for any training! Including in person.