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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
Sherburne/Central Region March 19 Level 1 & 2 Sherburne County Government Center

Must Register by March 11
Registration Information:
Joe Rand, 763-765-3077 or

Anoka March 19 Level 1 & 2 Bunker Hills Activities Center, Andover, MN

To register contact:
Kim Ferguson
$5 fee payable at the door

Winona March 19 Level 1 & 2 Utica Community Center, Utica, MN Winona County Extension Office: 507-457-6440
$10 fee for any 4-Hers NOT from Winona
Chisago March 22 Level 1 & 2 Chisago County Senior Center, North Branch, MN Contact Jeremy Freeman
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Steele April 2 Level 1 & 2 Owatonna Junior High School Contact Steele County Extension: 507-444-7685
$25 fee for 4-Hers NOT from Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steel and Waseca
Faribault April 7 Level 1 & 2 Ag Center Conference Room, Blue Earth, MN

Michelle Klinkner
Faribault County Extension

Dakota April 7 Level 1 & 2 Dakota County Extension and Conservation Center, Farmington, MN

Send LQA&E registration form with payment by April 1.
Questions: contact Anja Johnson
$10 for non-Dakota 4-H members

Houston April 16 Level 1 & 2 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia, MN Houston County Extension
Goodhue/Wabasha - SE Region April 16 Level 1 & 2 Christ Lutheran Church, Zumbrota, MN Goodhue County Extension
$5 fee for 4-Hers outside of Goodhue/Wabasha Counties
Registration details here
Central Region: Scott, Carver & LeSeuer April 30 Level 1 & 2 SCALE Facility, Jordan, MN Contact Information for members, special instructions- $5 for 4-Hers out of region, Call Scott county 4-H office to register
Stearns April 30 Level 1 & 2 Holy Family School, Albany, MN

Must pre-register by 4/22
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

Morris Region May 14 Level 1 & 2 WCROC - Morris

Pre-registration required by 5/6
MaryAnn Anderson
$5 fee for out of region 4-Hers

Pine June 4 Level 1 & 2 Pine County Courthouse, Pine City, MN

Danielle O'Neill
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

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

Stacy Johnson
$20 fee includes LQA&E and Showmanship and Fitting Clinic

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
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
$5 fee

Meeker June 20 Level 1 & 2 Litchfield High School

Meeker Extension Office
320-693-5280 or

Roseau July 11 Level 1 & 2 Messiah Church, Roseau, MN Pre-registration required by July 8
Roseau County Extension
$10 fee for 4-Hers out of county
Otter Tail West August 1 Level 1 & 2 Otter Tail Power Rooms, Fergus Falls, MN Tammy Nordick
$5 fee for 4-Hers out of county

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