: All Cass County 4-H & FFA swine, beef, sheep, dairy (both dairy cattle and dairy goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry exhibitors are required to be Food Safety Quality Assurance (FSQA) certified, this includes all market & breeding animals.
We will be holding an Animal Science Day Camp for youth in grades 4-8 on June 19 at 1 PM which will cover 1 year of FSQA Certification; no testing will be available. Cost is $5/youth for the daycamp. Contact the extension office for more details.
FSQA Training/testing is based on grade, youth in grades 4-6 must attend an approved FSQA training each year. Youth in grades 7-9 will have the option of attending a training every year or completing a test which will certify them until they reach the 10th grade. Youth in grades 10-12 will have the option of attending the training every year, or completing a test which will certify them until they turn 20 years old. If youth have not participated in FSQA Training in the past, they are encouraged to go through FSQA Training before they test.