Youth For the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

YQCA Requirement – Kenosha County
The Kenosha County Fair and the Wisconsin State Fair require that all youth ages 8 – 21 exhibiting an animal in the Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, or Swine projects participate annually in Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA), a national program focusing on food safety, animal well-being and character development.

Options for Meeting the YQCA Requirement

  1. Take the web-based training any time before June 1, 2020 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.
  2. Test out of YQCA for 3 years via a web-based training and test.  This option is only available to and will only appear as a course option in the YQCA accounts of youth ages 12, 15, or 19.  If the online test is passed, this option will cost between $36 and $48 based on the youth’s age, with payment being made upon completion.  Certification via this option will last for three years. 
  3. 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.  There are three local instructor-led trainings scheduled: 
    • Thursday, February 1320206:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County Center, Bristol, WI 
    • Tuesday, March 2420206:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County CenterBristol, WI
    • Thursday, May 720206:30 PM – 7:30 PM at the Kenosha County CenterBristol, WI 

Pre-registration is required for online and in-person courses!
In order to attend an in-person class or complete the online program you must register 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, 2020), 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, Agriculture Educator, at 262-857-1948 or leigh.presley@wisc.edu.  Please keep in mind that 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.