Volume 2 | January 22, 2018
Wisconsin State Fair Announces New National Certification Program for Youth
NEW FOR 2018!
Wisconsin State Fair is pleased to announce implementation of a new national certification program available for youth.
 
Completion of this informative and educational program, “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” (YQCA), will be required for all youth who exhibit animal projects (Beef, Dairy, Goats, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep and Swine) at the 2018 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Shows.
 
This interactive program will reinforce current animal industry best practices and awareness of critically important animal messaging. This special program features interspecies information designed to supplement project education for Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep and Swine exhibitors.
 
YQCA was developed and funded by national livestock industry professionals, extension specialists and livestock show managers. YQCA certification is rapidly being endorsed and implemented for exhibitors at Fairs and animal exhibits across the country. It replaces the National Pork Board’s Youth Quality Assurance (PDQ) program and Wisconsin’s Meat Animal Quality Assurance (MAQA) program.
 
Course content includes an age appropriate module from each of the following program areas:
  1. ·      Animal Welfare (basic needs, proper animal handling, biosecurity, etc.)
  2. ·      Food Safety (medications, medicated feeds, withdrawal times, avoiding residue, etc.)
  3. ·      Character Education (ethics, goal setting, career exploration, etc.).
 
Character Education YQCA certification is offered in two formats to meet varied learning styles and active schedules. Questions? Please email entryoffice@wistatefair.com .
 
Thanks to the Wisconsin State Fair for its continued support of WLIC as a silver member! The 2018 Wisconsin State Fair will be held August 2-12!

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