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FSQA – Mandatory Training and Testing

From the State 4-H Office—In today's world, food safety is one of animal producers' biggest responsibilities.  With over 15,000 Iowa 4-H'ers enrolled in livestock projects, about 17 million pounds of meat is produced each year. The goal of this program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible.
 
So what does FSQA mean??? It stands for Food Safety Quality Assurance and is for those members who show species for boththe county fair and state fair. These include: market and breeding beef, swine, sheep and dairy (both dairy cattle and dairy goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry.  This is a great way to teach 4-H’ers about record keeping, veterinarian and drug usage in project livestock, healthy production practices, care and handling, feed and feed additives, and biosecurity and ethics.
 
This year FSQA is mandatory for all youth 4th-12th graders that are showing those specific species above for the county and state fair. Youth will need to watch a PowerPoint video or take the test, all at no cost. The video lasts about 40 minutes. Each youth who watch the video are certified for only a year. Those that can take the test can begin in 7th grade, but will not have to take the test every year. Youth can take the exam up to three times if not passed. If planning on taking the exam or watching the video, call the Extension Office to make arrangements. 
 
For more information about FSQA you can go to http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/livestock.
Contact the Extension Office for more questions and details.

Treasurer Workshop Information

Clubs: please use the 4-H Treasurers Book to record monthly statements for club meetings. When doing audits for this year keep in mind that to do the audits the Extension Office will be looking for the treasurer book, checkbook register, and bank statements. To help guide you through the year, there are some helpful sheets to see that each month is recorded accurately.
Treasurer Book
Annual Financial Report & Monthly Helpsheets

County 4-H News

October 6, 2014

Enjoy pictures of Wapsi Warriors # I Am 4H.  And look for their "Food for Thought" Photo Board at Fareway or a local retaurant.

September 19, 2014

On Tuesday, Sept. 16th, approximately 300 5th graders from Winthrop, Independence, and Jesup schools enjoyed their day at the annual Fifth Grade Environmental Field Day, held at Fontana Park in Hazleton.

August 20, 2014

The new 4-H year is about to begin and we are looking for new members to join!

August 19, 2014

Lori and Rustie Kane of Buchanan County were inducted into the 2014 Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 17.

July 30, 2014

Enjoy pictures from the 2014 shows, workshops, and exhibits.

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