This YQCA online learning experience was created by a collection of livestock and 4-H specialists from across the Midwest to continue Iowa 4-H’s invested commitment to teaching youth to produce safe and quality food for consumption. This training is designed to help prepare 4-Hers to be a young producers in the animal agriculture industry. 4-Hers produce 17 million pounds of meat a year through their 4-H projects, and so two important goals of this program is to be help youth raise animals in a healthy and safe environment which will then produce the safest food possible for our world.

All beef, bucket bottle, swine, sheep, dairy cattle, dairy goat, meat goat, rabbit, and poultry exhibitors are REQUIRED to be YQCA certified to exhibit at the county fair and State Fair. Certification must be complete by June 1 and is good for one calendar year.

Please contact the Extension Office, 319-653-4811, with any questions or Washington County 4-H members can receive a coupon code for free training. 

Family help sheet to log in is available


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.

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