Youth For the Quality Care of Animals – new requirement for 2018
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals – Kenosha County
In 2018, the Kenosha County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair will be requiring that all youth ages 8 – 21 exhibiting an animal in the Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, or Swine projects participate in Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA), a national program focusing on food safety, animal well-being and character development.
This program will allow youth to learn about other species of animals; not just the species they show. YQCA content and modules will demonstrate a progression of topic knowledge in designated categories based on youth ages as of January 1, 2018: Junior (ages 8-11), Intermediate (ages 12-14), Senior (ages 15-18), and Young Adult (ages 19-21).
How to Meet the YQCA Requirement
If you are a member of one of the projects listed above and wish to exhibit an animal at the Kenosha County Fair or at the Wisconsin State Fair in 2018, you need to participate in a YQCA training. You have two options:
- Take the web-based training any time before June 1, 2018 at your convenience, and at your own speed. The web-based program will take about an hour to complete and will include three interactive modules. Cost for the web-based training is $12/per person/per year, paid online.
- Attend a 60 minute face-to-face instructor-led training (available for youth ages 8-18 only; young adults ages 19-21 must take the web-based training). Cost for the instructor-led training is $3/per person/per year, paid online.
Kenosha County has two instructor-led trainings scheduled at the Kenosha County Center:
- Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
- Thursday, April 12, 2018, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
You must register for either option online at www.yqca.org. Log in using your 4-H online credentials, or set up a new account if you are not a 4-H member. Based on your age (as of January 1, 2018), select a course from the course list, then select either the web-based training or an instructor-led training, and finally, pay for your course.
Questions? Contact Leigh Presley at 262-857-1948, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Bethany Sorce, 262-857-1932, email@example.com at the Kenosha County UW-Extension office. Please keep in mind that UW-Extension is only delivering the instructor-led training and has no control over program costs, online payments, or program content. Read these FAQs for more information about the program.