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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
Chisago/Isanti February 16 Level 1 & 2 North Isanti Baptist Church, Cambridge

Contact JC Olson
Jeremy Freeman
No charge for Chisago or Isanti 4-Hers.
This training is part of Livestock Learning Overnight

Carver/Scott February 17 Level 1 & 2 Scott County Extension Office, Jordan

Register by Feb 12
Contact Meg Clark
Ian Marquez
$5 fee for out of Carver/Scott members

Martin March 10 Level 1 & 2 Martin County Resource Center, Fairmont

REQUIRED pre-register by 3/8
Contact Martin County 4-H

Roseau March 24 Level 1 & 2 Roseau County Courthouse, Roseau Contact Sandi Weiland
$5 fee for out of Roseau members
Mower March 24 Level 1 & 2 Mower County Government Center, Austin Pre-register by 3/20
$25 fee for out of Mower, Freeborn, Rice, Steele, Waseca members
Beltrami March 24 Level 1 & 2 Evangelical Covenant Church, Bemidji

Pre-register by March 20
Beltrami County Extension

Todd April 7 Level 1 & 2 Todd County Courthouse Annex, Long Prairie

Nathan Braaten
$5 fee per participant

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
$5 fee for out of 5 county members
Wabasha/Goodhue April 14 Level 1 & 2 Mazeppa Community Center, Mazeppa Pre-register by April 11
Conact Abby Mills
651-565-5168 or
$5 fee for oustide of Wabasha or Goodhue members
Sherburne April 14 Level 1 & 2 Sherburne County Government Center, Elk River Contact Kristen Gustafson
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

Olmsted/Dodge April 21 Level 1 & 2 Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester

Pre-register by April 14
Contact David Foley
$5 fee for out of Dodge or Olmsted members

Stearns April 21 Level 1 & 2 Melrose City Center, Melrose Pre-register by April 16
$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
$8 for supplies and snacks
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
Brown June 6 Level 1 Brown County Extension Office, Sleepy Eye

Pre-register by May 20
Contact Jaime at
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
or Heidi Vanderloop
$5 fee for out of Pine or Kanabec members

Steele June 9 Level 1 & 2 Owatonna Middle School, Owatonna Pre-register by June 1
Contact Tracy Ignaszewski or Missy Koch
$25 fee for outside Mower, Freeborn, Rice, Steele, Waseca members
Mille Lacs July 9 Level 1 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca

Contact Danielle Gange or Misty Anderson

Mille Lacs July 11 Level 2 Trinity Lutheran Church, Milaca

Contact Danielle Gange or Misty Anderson

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