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Livestock Quality Assurance (LQA) Training

Minnesota 4-H Livestock Quality Assurance 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 goat, dairy goat, and lama must have completed a livestock quality assurance training in which there are two training options 1) a 3 hour in-person workshop (LQA&E), or 2) a 1 hour on-line training (YQCA).  Youth completing either quality assurance training option will receive a certificate of completion.

YQCA - online training

Directions and steps for youth accessing the online quality assurance training option.

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
Big Stone/Lac qui Parle/Pope/Stevens/Swift April 14 Level 1 & 2 West Central Research and Outreach Center, Morris Pre-register by April 5
Contact Kirstin Koch at
kochx040@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of 5 county members
CANCELED
Wabasha/Goodhue
DUE TO WEATHER, WATCH FOR RESCHEDULED DATE
April 14 Level 1 & 2 Mazeppa Community Center, Mazeppa Pre-register by April 11
Conact Abby Mills
651-565-5168 or
mills382@umn.edu
$5 fee for outside of Wabasha or Goodhue members
Sherburne April 14 Level 1 & 2 Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River Contact Kristen Gustafson
kgustafs@umn.edu
or 763-765-3075
$5 fee for out of county participants
Cass/Crow Wing April 20 Level 2 Land Services Building, Brainerd

Pre-register by April 16
Contact Crow Wing Extension at 218-824-1065 or Cass County Extension at 218-587-8292
$5 fee per participant

Houston April 21 Level 1 & 2 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Caledonia Register by April 16
Contact Houston County Extension
507-725-5807
$5 fee for out of county members
Lyon April 21 Level 1 Marshall - Lyon County Library, Marshall Register by April 4
Amanda at 507-532-8219, ext 2
akestelo@umn.edu
$15 fee for out of county participants
Lyon April 21 Level 2 Lyon County Extension Office, Marshall Register by April 4
Amanda at 507-532-8219, ext 2
akestelo@umn.edu
$15 fee for out of county participants
Olmsted/Dodge April 21 Level 1 & 2 Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Pre-register by April 14
Contact David Foley
djfoley@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of Dodge or Olmsted members

Stearns April 21 Level 1 & 2 Melrose City Center, Melrose Pre-register by April 16
320-255-6169
mnext-stearns@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county members
Lac qui Parle April 22 Level 1 & 2 Lac qui Parle County Extension Office, Madison Register by April 18
Contact MaryAnn Anderson
ander071@umn.edu
320-598-3325
$8 for supplies and snacks
Aitkin April 28 Level 1 Aitkin Pre-register by April 20
Contact Toni Gage
218-927-2538
tonigage@umn.edu
$5 fee per participant
Itasca/North St Louis/South St Lousi May 5 Level 1 & 2 Itasca County Courthouse, Grand Rapids Contact Rebecca Rasmussen
218-327-2801 or 218-327-7363
$5 fee for outside Itasca or St Louis members
Wright May 17 Level 2 Public Works Building, Buffalo

Pre-register online at z.umn.edu/ethicstraining
or contact 763-682-7394
$5 fee for out of county members

Wadena/Becker/East Otter Tail/Hubbard May 19 Level 1 & 2 Wadena County Fairgrounds, Wadena

Register by May 11
Kelsey Wulf
kwulf@umn.edu
218-385-5420
Register at this link
Fee; $5 per individual/$20 family max

Wright May 24 Level 1 Public Works Building, Buffalo

Pre-register online at z.umn.edu/ethicstraining
or contact 763-682-7394
$5 fee for out of county members

West Otter Tail June 4 Level 1 & 2 Otter Tail Power Rooms, Fergus Falls

Contat Tammy Nordick
218-998-8760
nordi012@umn.edu
$5 for non West Otter Tail members

McLeod June 5 Level 1 & 2 McLeod County Fairgrounds, Hutchinson Pre-registration deadline 5/28
Or contact Darcy Cole
320-484-4305
dacole@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county members
Watonwan June 6 Level 1 & 2 Extension office, St. James Register by June 1
507-375-1275
craig037@umn.edu
Redwood June 6 Level 1 & 2 Redwood County Fairgrounds, Redwood Falls Contact Stacy Johnson
507-637-4025
skjohnso@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county members
Brown June 6 Level 1 Brown County Extension Office, Sleepy Eye

Pre-register by May 20
Contact Jaime at hansonjl@umn.edu
or 507-794-7993
$5 fee for out of county participants

Kanabec/Pine June 6 Level 1 & 2

Quamba Baptist Church, Quamba

Register by 6/1
Contact Laura Ambrose
320-679-6341
lambrose@umn.edu
or Heidi Vanderloop
320-591-1654
vand0621@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of Pine or Kanabec members

Murray June 7 Level 1 & 2 Murray County Fairgrounds 4-H Building, Slayton Pre-register by June 5
Contact Nancy Pieske
507-836-6927
piesk003@umn.edu
Lyon June 7 Level 1 & 2 Lyon County Fairgrounds, Marshall Register by June 5
Amanda at 507-532-8219, ext 2
akestelo@umn.edu
$15 fee for out of county participants
Steele June 9 Level 1 & 2 Owatonna Middle School, Owatonna Pre-register by June 1
Contact Tracy Ignaszewski or Missy Koch
507-444-7685
mnext-steele@umn.edu
$25 fee for outside Mower, Freeborn, Rice, Steele, Waseca members
Lincoln June 13 Level 2 Lake Benton Community center, Lake Benton

Register by June 7
Contact Jill 507-694-1470
jrdaniel@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county participants

Washington/Dakota June 15 Level 1 & 2 U of M Rosemount Beef Research Facility, Rosemount Pre-register by June 1
Contact Kathy Erf
eber0002@umn.edu or
see website
$5 per member
Meeker June 25 Level 1 & 2 Litchfield High School, Litchfield

Pre-register by June 5
Meeker County Extension
320-693-5275
mnext-meeker@umn.edu
$5 fee for out of county members

Mower June 30 Level 1 & 2 Mower County Government Center, Austin Pre-register by 6/25
507-437-9552
mnext-mower@umn.edu
$25 fee for out of Mower, Freeborn, Rice, Steele, Waseca members
Mille Lacs July 9 Level 1 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca

Contact Danielle Gange or Misty Anderson
320-983-8317
mnext-millelacs@umn.edu

Mille Lacs July 11 Level 2 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca

Contact Danielle Gange or Misty Anderson
320-983-8317
mnext-millelacs@umn.edu


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