2014 FSQA Training

Dear 4-H/FFA Families and Leaders,
 Please see the attachment for further information regarding the required upcoming FSQA training. Also note that all Junior members exhibiting the animals listed in the flyer must attend the FSQA class every year. Intermediate members have the option to attend the class and complete the test OR test out until they are a Senior member. Senior members have the option to attend a class and complete the test OR test out. If you have further questions please email or call Camie Marshek at cmarshek@iastate.edu or 319-337-2145.
 
Food Safety & Quality Assurance Training Set for 4-H’ers
 
The annual food safety & quality assurance training dates have been set for Johnson County 4-H’ers.  This educational program helps youth understand their role in the food supply chain and educates youth about the importance of following a quality assurance program when raising market animals.
 
All market and breeding beef, bucket bottle, swine, sheep, dairy (cattle & goat), meat goat, rabbit and poultry exhibitors are REQUIRED to be FSQA certified in order to exhibit at the Johnson County Fair and Iowa State Fair in 2014.
 
Certification may take 2 forms: attend a training class or obtain certification by testing.
 
Junior Members (4th-6th grade) MUST TAKE THE CLASS every year as a junior. 
 
Region 15 (Iowa, Johnson, Washington, & Keokuk Counties) will host two training dates.  Saturday, March 29 at the Washington County Extension Office from 8:30 a.m. – noon.  OR  Monday, April 7 at the Johnson County Extension Office from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Choose only one to attend.  All youth will participate in a variety of FSQA hands-on training and clinic sessions. 
 
Intermediate Members (7th-9th grade )
Option 1: Take the class every year.  See dates listed above.
Option 2: Take the class, then take the test.  When the test is passed, you don’t have to take it again until a senior member.
Option 3: Take the test and pass. When the test is passed, you don’t have to take it again until a senior member.
 
Senior Members (10th-12th grade)
Option 1: Take the class every year.  See dates listed above.
Option 2: Take the class, then take the test.  When the test is passed, you don’t have to take it again.
Option 3: Take the test and pass. When the test is passed, you don’t have to take it again.
 
If 4-H’ers are unable to attend one of the trainings, they may attend training in another county, however, please contact the Johnson County Extension Office, 319-337-2145, for information regarding those opportunities. 
 
FSQA Training Flyer

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