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Post Rock District

Beloit Office
(785) 738-3597

Lincoln Office
(785) 524-4432

Mankato Office
(785) 378-3174

Osborne Office
(785) 346-2521

Smith Center Office
(785) 282-6823

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Program

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-species youth livestock quality assurance program that covers food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

It is a great learning experience for youth involved in any livestock project! The class is required to be completed annually by all Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and Kansas Junior Livestock Show participants.

  • YQCA training can be completed online or by attending an in-person class. Each program year, Post Rock District Staff will offer an in-person training opportunity that aligns with the expectations set forth by the K-State Youth Livestock Program.

  • If your club would like an in-person YQCA training, contact your local Post Rock District Office.
    Blaire Todd, Livestock Production Agent, or Risa Overmiller, 4-H Program Coordinator, can assist with your questions and getting an in-person class scheduled.

2022-2023 In-Person Classes:

  • January 15 at 4:00 p.m. in Smith Center
  • February 11 at Noon in Beloit (after 4-H Day)
  • March 6 at 7:00 p.m. in Osborne (after 4-H Day)