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LQA&E Training

Minnesota 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics Policy (full policy available at this link)

All youth participating as a State Fair 4-H livestock exhibitor in beef, dairy, sheep, swine, poultry, rabbits, meat and dairy goat and lama must have completed the a Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics workshop. Certification is required prior to county fair qualifying show and is good for three fair seasons. The level of training required is determined by the grade of the youth at the time the training takes place.
Note: Since 2006, pre-State Fair age 4-Hers are recommended to be certified.
Some counties do, however, require certification of swine members (grades 3-13) due to packer requirements at county fair.

Trainings locations available statewide

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View a Map of all LQAE Training locations (posted as available)


Counties/Regions When What Location Contact information
Waseca January 31 Level 1 & 2 Waseca Jr/Sr High School
Waseca, Minnesota

Pre-registration required
Contact Suzie Root or Amy Nelson
Free to Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steele & Waseca county participants. $10 registration fee for out of region participants

Blue Earth/Nicollet March 7 Level 1 & 2 Johnson Hall, Nicollet County Fairgrounds
St Peter, Minnesota
Register by February 27
Nicollet Extension Office
Beltrami March 7 Level 1 & 2

Evangelical Covenant Church
Bemidji, Minnesota

Ann Marie Ward
Meeker April 12 Level 1 & 2 Litchfield High School
Litchfield, Minnesota

Register by: April 1st
Meeker County Extension
$5 fee for out of county participants, no charge for Meeker county participants

Stearns April 18 Level 1 & 2 Holy Family School
Albany, Minnesota

Register by April 10
Stearns County Extension
$5 fee for out of county participants

Itasca April 30 Level 1 & 2 Istasca County Courthouse
Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Pre-registration required
Robbie Radaich
218-259-2061 or 218-327-7486
$5 fee for out of county participants

Dakota May 16 Level 1 & 2 Square Deal Dairy
Randolph, Minnesota

For additional information, or 651-480-7758
To register, or 651-480-7702 or use this registration form

Lincoln June 4 Level 2 TBA

Kate Johnson
$5 fee for out of county participants - no charge for Lincoln county participants

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