4-H Livestock Quality Assurance Training (LQA)
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Livestock Quality Assurance training helps youth provide excellent care for their food animals and ensure a high level of food safety to consumers. We designed it to enhance the educational experience of 4-H animal science projects.
Do you hope to exhibit with 4-H at the Minnesota State Fair? All 4-H livestock exhibitors must complete livestock quality assurance training.
Two training options:
- A 3-hour in-person workshop (LQAE). Includes ethics. Valid for three years. See schedule below.
- Youth for the quality care of animals (YQCA) - A one-hour online training. Valid for one year.
Youth who complete either one of these training options will receive a certificate of completion.
Minnesota 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance Policy (full policy)
LQAE training locations - statewide training courses offered along with contact and registration information are on the map and listed under upcoming events below.