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PQA+ certification - Morris

Event information

Date

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Time

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Location

West Central Research and Outreach Center
46352 State Highway 329
Morris, MN 56267

Contact

Sarah Schieck, Swine Extension educator
schi0466@umn.edu, 320-235-0726 ext. 2004
or
Diane DeWitte, Swine Extension educator
stouf002@umn.edu, 507-389-5541

Check your certification status

To check your PQA+ or TQA status, call the Pork Checkoff Service Center at 1-800-456-7675.

Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) Plus provides a framework for significant, relevant food safety standards and improved animal well-being. Many pork packers require producers providing pigs to them be PQA Plus certified along with any family members or employees working in the barns with them.

Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) certification training includes time for the exam. 

PQA Plus certification is good for 3 years, therefore producers need to be re-certified every 3 years to keep their certification current.

More dates and locations

Cost

Free

Registration

Pre-registration is requested by contacting Colleen Carey at Minnesota Pork Board Office (colleen@mnpork.com or 1-800-537-7675). Registration is requested at least one day prior to scheduled certification date you plan to attend.

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3
12 - 12:30 p.m.
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Aug
12
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