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Home > Youth Exhibitors > Education Requirements & Opportunities - Animals & Shooting Sports > YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

YQCA is required for youth who will show animals at the Dane County Fair. Must be completed by June 15. Youth can complete this certification online anytime for $12. Youth may also attend an in-person training session for $3 noted below. Youth can test out of a YQCA level for $36 or $48 depending on age bracket – open to ages 12, 15, or 19 years old as of 1/1/23.

YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness for youth ages 8 to 21. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows and is appropriate for youth. Youth have the option to do the face-to-face training at any one of the YQCA Trainings across the state or to do the on-line training.

Dane Co In-person training options - register through www.yqcaprogram.org:

  • 4/27/2023 at 6:00pm at Waunakee High School

If you have questions about YQCA, please use the chat button on www.yqcaprogram.org or reach out to their help desk.

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