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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
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
Cost is $5 for out of two county area members

Beltrami March 24 Level 1 & 2 Evangelical Covenant Church, Bemidji

Pre-register by March 20
Beltrami County Extension

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

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