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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 February 11 Level 1 & 2 Waseca Jr/Sr High School, Waseca Pre-registration required
Contact Suzie Root, 507-836-0600 or
$25 fee for out of region 4-Hers
Martin February 27 Level 1 & 2 Fairmont Elementary

Pre-register by February 21
Contact Martin County Extension
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Winona March 4 Level 1 & 2 Utica Community Center Contact Winona County Extension
Benton March 18 Level 1 & 2 Foley Intermediate School, Foley Contact Benton County Extension
Freeborn March 25 Level 1 & 2 Government Center, Albert Lea

Pre registration required
Contact Wendy Weiss
$25 fee for out of region 4-Hers

Dakota April 6 Level 1 & 2 Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, Farmington

Registration due before April 3
Out of county member fee $10
Contact Anja Johnson or return form and payment to Cherie Frandrup

Nicollet/Blue Earth April 18 Level 1 & 2 Johnson Hall, Nicollet County Fairgrounds, St Peter Sign up by April 13
Contact Nicollet County Extension
507-934-7828 of
Lac qui Parle April 28 Level 1 & 2 LqP County Extension Office County Annex Media Room, Madison Sign up by 4/24
MarAnn Anderson
Rice June 17 Level 1 & 2 Faribault, MN Pre-registration required
Contact Lisa Holling
$25 fee for out of region 4-Hers
Meeker June 19 Level 1 & 2 Litchfield High School, Litchfield

Pre-registration required by 6/9
Meaker County Extension
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Otter Tail West August 14 Level 1 & 2 Otter Tail Power Building Contact: 218-996-8760 or
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers

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