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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

state map with marked location

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

 

Counties/Regions When What Location Contact information
Benton March 18 Level 1 & 2 Foley Intermediate School, Foley Contact Benton County Extension
320-968-5077
dszafran@co.benton.mn.us
SE Region March 18 Level 1 & 2 Rushford-Peterson Middle School, Peterson, MN Registration due before March 6
Abby Mills
mills385@umn.edu or
Deb Sveen
dsveen@umn.edu
Faribault March 23 Level 1 & 2 Blue Earth, MN Pre register by March 20
Faribault County Extension
507-526-6240
klink030@umn.edu or cmlewis@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Morrison March 25 Level 1 & 2 Morrison County Government Center, Little Falls

Pre-register by March 20
Online registration
320-623-0161
Pre-registered fee $5, Walk-ins fee $10

Anoka March 25 Level 1 & 2 Bunker Hills Activities Center, Andover Pre-registration required
Contact Anoka County Extension
fergu029@umn.edu
763-767-2874
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Freeborn March 25 Level 1 & 2 Government Center, Albert Lea

Pre registration required
Contact Wendy Weiss
507-377-5660
weiss042@umn.edu
$25 fee for out of region 4-Hers

North St Louis/South St Louis April 1 Level 1 & 2 Town Hall, Cotton, MN Register here
Contact Nicole Kudrle
218-749-7120
vande422@umn.edu
$5 for 4-Hers out of county
Rock April 1 Level 1 & 2 Rock County Extension Office

Register by March 23rd
Rock County Extension
507-283-1302
ssteinho@umn.edu

Nobles April 1 Level 1 & 2 Worthington Regional Office, Worthington, MN Register by April 30
Contact Nobles County Extension
507-295-5315
lmloonan@umn.edu
$5 for 4-Hers out of county
Carver/Scott April 1 Level 1 & 2 Carver County Extension Office Contact Carver County Extension
952-466-5304
hintz101@umn.edu
$5 for 4-Hers out of Scott and Carver
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 akoester@umn.edu or return form and payment to Cherie Frandrup frand004@umn.edu

Todd April 7 Level 1 & 2 Todd County Annex Courthouse, Long Prairie, MN Pre-register by March 30
Online registration
Pre-registered fee $5, Walk-ins fee $10
320-732-4438
Wabasha/Goodhue April 8 Level 1 & 2 Mazeppa Community Center Pre-register by April 3
Contact Goodhue County Extension
651-385-3091
mnext-goodhue@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Jackson April 17 Level 1 & 2 Minnesotat West - Jackson Campus Pre-register required by April 10
Jackson County Extension
507-662-5293
mvancura@umn.edu or sljacobs@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Isanti/Chisago April 17 Level 2 Fish Lake Church, Harris Isanti County Extension
763-689-8257
olso5484@umn.edu
Nicollet/Blue Earth/Le Sueur 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
kwending@umn.edu
Houston April 22 Level 1 & 2 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia Houston County Extension
507-725-5807
rpaulson@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Lyon - LOCATION CHANGE April 22 Level 1 & 2 Marshall/Lyon County Library- Level 1
Lyon County Extension Office - Level 2

Register by April 20th
Amanda at akestelo@umn.edu
$15 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Chisago April 25 Level 1 Chisago County Community Center/SR Center, North Branch Chisago County Extension
651-277-0150
jeremyf@umn.edu
Lac qui Parle April 28 Level 1 & 2 LqP County Extension Office County Annex Media Room, Madison Sign up by 4/24
MaryAnn Anderson
320-598-3325
ander071@umn.edu
Itasca May 4 Level 1 & 2 Itasca Courthouse

Register here
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Stevens May 6 Level 1 & 2 West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris Kirstin Koch
kochx040@umn.edu
320-208-6575
Crow Wing May 25 Level 2 Land Services Building, Brainerd

pre-register by May 18
Online registration
Elaine at 218-828-2276
Pre-registered fee $5, Walk-ins fee $10

Fillmore June 7 Level 1 & 2 Christ Lutheran Church, Preston

Rebecca Lofgren
507-765-3896
lofgr053@umn.edu
$10 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Lyon June 7 Level 1 & 2 Lyon County Fairgrounds

Register by June 5th
Amanda at akestelo@umn.edu
$15 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Brown June 8 Level 1 Brown County Extension Office Pre-register by June 1
Brown County Extension
507-794-7993
mnext-brown@umn.edu
McLeod June 9 Level 1 & 2 McLeod County Fairgrounds Register by May 31
Registration flyer
Contact Darcie Cole
320-484-4305
dacole@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Her
Lincoln June 14 Level 1 Lake Benton Community Center Pre-registration required by June 7
welux006@umn.edu
507-694-1470
$5 fee for out of county 4-Her
Kanabec June 14 Level 1 & 2 Kanabec County Courthouse, Mora Pre-registration required by June 9
lambrose@umn.edu
320-679-6341
$5 fee for out of county 4-Her
Brown June 15 Level 2 Brown County Extension Office Pre-register by June 1
Brown County Extension
507-794-7993
mnext-brown@umn.edu
Washington June 16 Level 1 & 2 Stillwater Government Center Email to register
Kathy.Erf@co.washington.mn.us
$5 fee
Rice June 17 Level 1 & 2 1st English Church, Faribault, MN Pre-registration required
Contact Lisa Holling
507-332-6109
holli021@umn.edu
$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
320-693-5275
mnext-meeker@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers

Aitkin June 20 Level 1 Aitkin High School, Aitkin

pre-register by June 12
Online registration
Elaine at 218-828-2276
Pre-registered fee $5, Walk-ins fee $10

Mille Lacs July 11 Level 2 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca Pre-register by July 3
Daniel Ganje
ganje@umn.edu
320-983-8330
Mille Lacs July 13 Level 1 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca Pre-register by July 3
Daniel Ganje
ganje@umn.edu
320-983-8330
Roseau August 2 Level 1 & 2 Roseau County Board Room Register by July 28
Roseau County Extension
218-463-1052
weila006@umn.edu
$10 fee for out of county 4-Hers
Otter Tail West August 14 Level 1 & 2 Otter Tail Power Building Contact: 218-996-8760 or
nordi012@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county 4-Hers
         

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