Youth For the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

YQCA Requirement – 2024 Kenosha County
The Kenosha County Fair Board will require that all youth ages 8 – 21 exhibiting an animal in the Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, or Swine project have a current, 2024 YQCA Certification in order to show at the 2024 fair. The fair board emphasizes YQCA as an educational opportunity for Kenosha County Fair exhibitors.

Options for Meeting the 2024 YQCA Requirement:

  1. In-person training.  There will be two in-person trainings offered this year at the Kenosha County Center.  You only have to attend one of them.  One training session will be held on Wedesday, February 28th, at 6:30 p.m. The second session will be held on Saturday, March 9th, at 9:00 a.m. Cost of these trainings is $3.00.  You must register on yqcaprogram.org and take a pre-test before coming to the event.  YOU CANNOT REGISTER ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT!
  2. Take the online training. The web-based program takes about an hour to complete and includes interactive modules and quizzes. Cost for the web-based training is $12/per person/per year.
  3. Test out of YQCA for 3 years via an online training and test. This option is only available to 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.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR IN-PERSON TRAINING should be done on the yqcaprogram.org website.  Either login to your current account or create a new account.  There is a very helpful tutorial video if you need help with this step.  Search for the Kenosha County trainings and register there.  There is a pre-test required for each youth that signs up.  You cannot take the in-person training if you haven’t taken the pre-test.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT FOR THE WEB-BASED TRAINING MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE at  YQCA (yqcaprogram.org)  Log in or set up a new YQCA account. Based on your age as of December 31, 2024, select a course from the course list, then select the web-based training, and finally, pay for your course. For help with YQCA accounts, contact help@yqca.org.

The YQCA certificate needs to be attached to the 2024 Fair Entry Form when you turn it into your General Leader.

Please keep in mind that Extension is only coordinating communications about this program and has no control over program costs, online payments, or program content. Please read these FAQs for more information about the program.

If you run into trouble, customer support will be provided M-F 10 AM – 6 PM CST. There is a chat feature and help button available on the website.

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