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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.

  • Learn more about YQCA at the K-State Youth Livestock Program website.
  • YQCA training can be completed onlineor 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.

  • Sign up in advance for all classes and pay your fee at yqcaprogram.org


February 10, 2024 in Beloit: Blaire Todd will be leading this in-person YQCA training. Email questions to Blaire at blairet@ksu.edu. The class will take place at the Beloit Methodist Church, and it will begin right after the end of 4-H Day.

  • Participants need to sign-up in advance. To do so, members need to log into their YQCA account, go to “enrolled training”, and select the course labeled “Beloit 4-H Day Training”.Members will be able to enroll and pay for the course online. Participants also need to take a pre-test online before attending the in-person training!

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