YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals)

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.Food


The goal of this program is to help youth and their parents better understand what they can do to produce the safest food possible.


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FSQA (Food Safety & Quality Assurance) YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals)

For 2019: All 4-H livestock exhibitors will be

required to be YQCA certified for county and

State Fair exhibition for the following:


  • Beef
  • Dairy Cattle/Dairy Goat
  • Meat Goat
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep
  • Swine

Youth who completed the FSQA test-out

option previously, will be granted certification

through their respective expiration date

YQCA Youth Login


YQCA Homepage


Help Sheet Instructions


Background Information


National Pork Board Equivalency Statement


Other Resources


National Pork Board


Iowa Pork Industry Center


Iowa Beef Industry Council

Face to Face Instructor-Led Trainings


County Staff Certified Instructor List - as of 11/28/18