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