Are you YQCA certified?

In today’s world, food safety is one of the 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.
For 2020: All livestock exhibitors will be required to be YQCA certified for county and State Fair exhibition of the following: Beef, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep & Swine.
Youth who have completed the FSQA test-out option previously, will be granted certification through their respective expiration date. Youth will have the option to take YQCA online in the convenience of their home, during their own time OR may attend one of the hour face to face trainings offered on:
Monday, December 30, 2019 from 2:00pm—3:00pm at the Oakland Community Center
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 6:30—7:30pm at the Oakland Community Center
Face to Face Training—$3.00 Fee—must preregister & pay online PRIOR to attending
Online Course—$12.00 Fee—pay online prior to taking course & email certificate to Hallie at hrobinet@iastate.edu Online Course step by step directions
 
Read directions carefully! Be sure to read the descriptions of the course carefully to make sure the individual associated with the account meets the requirements. When are you finished with your course, return to the course menu screen to download your certificate and email it to Hallie at hrobinet@iastate.edu If you do not have access to a debt/credit card to prepay please contact Hallie by email hrobinet@iastate.edu or calling 712.482.6449 for assistance.
Face to Face Registration step by step directions If you do not have access to a debt/credit card to prepay please contact Hallie by email hrobinet@iastate.edu or calling 712.482.6449 for assistance. All exhibitors MUST be preregistered online to attend. Youth may attend face to face YQCA trainings out of county, if they wish.
 
Youth must contact the Extension Office offering the face to face training to let them know they are interested and then register online for the face to face training, paying online. Some offices may have an additional charge for face to face trainings.

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