YQCA - Quality Assurance

Requirements - YQCA certification is required for all 4-H members enrolled in any of the following projects:

Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)
Dairy Cattle
Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, market meat goat)
Pygmy Goat (Adams County only) New 2023
Poultry
Rabbit
Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep)
Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

Annual Training - Nebraska 4-H members 4-H Ages 8-18, who are enrolled in any of the livestock projects listed above are required to participate in an annual YQCA training. Annual training requirements may be satisfied by completing either an online web-based training course or a face-to-face instructor-led training course.  Age level is based on child's age as of December 31 of previous year.

Youth are required to take a Pre-Test and a Post-Test before their certificate can be issued (see "Creating a YQCA Account and Logging Your Training" for how to do them)

Scheduled Sessions in Adams and Webster County:

  • May 23, 2023 - "Webster Co Training - Bladen" - Webster County Fairground - Bladen, NE @ 1:00 PM
  • May 24, 2023 - "Adams Co Training - Hastings" - Adams County Extension Office - Hastings, NE @ 3:00 PM
  • May 30, 2023 - "Webster Co Training - Bladen" - Webster County Fairground - Bladen, NE @ 9:00 AM
  • May 31, 2023 - "Adams Co Training - Hastings" - Adams County Extension Office - Hastings, NE @ 9:00 AM

Another option is May 26th @ 3:00 PM - Nuckolls County Fairgrounds, Nelson, NE

As a reminder, it is encouraged for participants to complete the pre-test prior to the in-person training.

Register Here for Online Module Training or Face to Face Training Classes . Look for the day & name of the training.

Website & procedures in 2023 - All youth will be required to have an account, follow the instructions on the website.  Tip: If wanting to pay for multiple youth one time - purchase the $3 or $12 YQCA coupons on website first (multiple coupon codes can be used for one youth)

Creating a YQCA Account and Logging Your Training - This very helpful and easy to follow document was authored by Kimberly Cook - 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator 

For more details visit the State 4-H YQCA page