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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

Google Map with LQAE sites

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

 

Counties/Regions When What Location Contact information
Dodge May 14 Level 1 & 2 Government Service Building, Mantorville, MN Pre-register by May 9
507-635-6325
kelly521@umn.edu
$10 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Morris Region May 14 Level 1 & 2 WCROC - Morris

Pre-registration required by 5/6
MaryAnn Anderson
320-598-3325
ander071@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of region 4-Hers

Wright May 17 Level 2 Wright County Government Center, Buffalo, MN Wright County Extension
763-682-7394 
wright@umn.edu
Pre-registration at http://z.umn.edu/ethicstraining 
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Crow Wing/Cass May 24 Level 1 & 2 Crow Wing County Land Services Building, Brainerd, MN

Register by May 17
218-828-2276
or http://z.umn.edu/nelaqae
Pre-register fee $5, Walk-ins $10

Wright May 26 Level 1 Wright County Government Center, Buffalo, MN Wright County Extension
763-682-7394 
wright@umn.edu
Pre-registration at http://z.umn.edu/ethicstraining 
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Pine June 4 Level 1 & 2 Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, MN

Danielle O'Neill
800-657-3813
dmoneill@umn.edu
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

Lincoln June 8 Level 1 Lake Benton, MN

Lincoln County Extension
507-694-1470
john6012@umn.edu
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

Kanabec June 8 Level 1 & 2 Kanabec County Courthouse

Register by June 3
lambrose@umn.edu
320-679-6341
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

Redwood June 8 Level 1 & 2 Redwood County Fairgrounds, Redwod Falls, MN

Stacy Johnson
507-637-4025
skjohnso@umn.edu
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

Murray June 9 Level 1 & 2 Slayton fairgrounds Register by June 3
507-836-6917
piesk003@umn.edu
Hubbard

Date Change
June 11

Level 1 & 2 Park Rapids Library

Hubbard County Extension
mlohmeie@umn.edu
218-237-1246
$10 fee

Freeborn June 11 Level 1 & 2 Freeborn County Government Center, Albert Lea, MN Must pre-register, limited space available
Contact Freeborn County Extension Office: 507-377-5660
$25 fee for 4-Hers NOT from Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steel and Waseca
Pipestone Date change:
June 13
Level 1 Pipestone Community Room Register by June 3
507-825-1190
scott101@umn.edu
Chippewa, Kandiyohi & Renville June 14 Level 1 & 2 Renville County Government Center, Olivia, MN

Register by June 8
Register online here
Or contact Kandiyohi County Extension
320-231-7890
$5 fee

Watonwan June 15 Level 1 & 2

St James, MN

Pre-register by June 8
Susan Craig
507-375-1275
craig037@umn.edu

Lyon June 15 Level 1 & 2

Lyon County Fairgrounds, Marshall, MN

Pre-register by June 14
Amanda Kesteloot
akestelo@umn.edu
507-532-8219, ext 2
$15 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Carlton June 16 Level 1 7 2 Carlton County Extension Office, Carlton, MN Register by June 14
218-384-3511
butle050@umn.edu
$5 fee
Aitkin June 16 Level 1 & 2 Aitkin High School, Aitkin, MN

Register by June 9
218-828-2276
or http://z.umn.edu/nelaqae
Pre-register fee $5, Walk-ins $10

Washington June 17 Level 1 & 2 Stillwater Government Center, Stillwater, MN Register by June 9
651-430-6800
kathy.erf@co.washington.mn.us
$5 per person fee
Meeker June 20 Level 1 & 2 Litchfield High School

Meeker Extension Office
320-693-5280
kmhaglun@umn.edu or mehuhn@umn.edu

Becker June 21 Level 1 & 2 Becker County Extension Office Becker Extension Office
218-846-7328
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Sibley June 30 Level 1 & 2 Sibley County Service Center
Gaylord, MN
Connie Rettmann
rettm001@umn.edu
507-237-4100
Roseau July 11 Level 1 & 2 Messiah Church, Roseau, MN Pre-registration required by July 8
Roseau County Extension
218-463-1052
weila006@umn.edu
$10 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Mille Lacs July 12 Level 2

Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca, MN

Mille Lacs County Extension
320-983-8367
pollard@umn.edu
Mille Lacs July 14 Level 1

Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca, MN

Mille Lacs County Extension
320-983-8367
pollard@umn.edu
Otter Tail West August 1 Level 1 & 2 Otter Tail Power Rooms, Fergus Falls, MN Tammy Nordick
218-998-8760
nordi012@umn.edu
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

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