Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification
Starting in 2018, Wisconsin will replace the MAQA program with the YQCA program, a youth education certification program on the issues of animal welfare, food safety and character education.
For 2018, this certification will be required of:
- Green County Fair Swine Exhibitors – must complete and submit certification number by Tuesday, April 17 at 4:30pm, along with Swine DNA ID paperwork.
- WI State Fair Junior Animal Exhibitors (Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Poultry & Rabbits) – must complete and submit certification number as part of WSF entry process.
YQCA gives families more flexibility in gaining this required certification, by offering them two different learning methods:
- Face-to-face Training (90 minutes) – Offered in early-March 2018 (instead of May); Must register online at a cost of $3/person/year for the face-to-face training, OR
- Online Training (60-90 minutes) – Available 24/7 which allows exhibitors flexibility to take course at their convenience; Will contain 3 modules, tailored to youth age categories (ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-18 & 19-21); Each module will conclude a 10 question quiz, with opportunities to go back into the modules to find the correct answers or retake the quiz after 1 hour; Must register online at a cost of $12/person/year for the online training.
Details on both training options are currently being finalized and will be available by January 15 on this page, below. Tentative dates for the Face-to-Face trainings will be Wednesday, March 7, 6:30-8:00pm and Saturday, March 17, 9:00-10:30am. Face-to-face trainings will require pre-registration and payment.
Please contact the Green County UW-Extension office at 608-328-9440 with any questions.
4-H Youth Development Educator
UW-Extension Green County
2841 6th Street
Monroe, WI 53566-9397