Nebraska 4-H requires all youth enrolled in livestock projects to complete annual quality assurance training through Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).
YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars:
food safety, animal well-being, and character development
Due to University Guidelines, there will not be any more in-person trainings offered this year. Youth will need to complete the online training to obtain their YQCA certifate. The Cass County 4-H Council voted to purchased web-based traning codes so our 4-H members can take this training at NO COST!!! Thank you 4-H Council!
Contact Tammy Cavanaugh at 402-267-2205 or email: Tcavanaugh2@unl.edu to receive your free YQCA Code.
Please note: 4-Hers must be enrolled as an active member for 2020 before taking the YQCA training
Visit the YQCA login page to begin. Select "Sign in with 4HOnline" and select "Nebraska 4-H Youth Development" from the dropdown. Use your family 4HOnline login and password information to access the courses for the active 4-H members in your family. Only active members will show in the drop down menu for access to the course, so be sure you are enrolled/re-enrolled in ne.4HOnline.com for 2020.
Important to note: All 4-H members will need to use the 4-H tab and not the FFA tab even if they are members of both organizations.
Cost: The cost for online completion is FREE this year. When the 4-Her completes his or her online training they need to print the completion certificate and send it to the office via mail at Nebraska Extension in Cass County 8400 144th St., Weeping Water, NE 68463 or via email and we can manually enter the results into their 4-H online file.
Nebraska 4-H youth ages 8-18, who are enrolled in any of the livestock projects listed below, are required to complete the YQCA online course annually. The deadline to complete your annual YQCA training in Cass County is (date to be announced) for county fair exhibition. 4-H members who exhibit at the Nebraska State Fair or will need to have their YQCA training requirements met by the date of entry for those respective shows.
Youth enrolled in any of following projects or project areas will need to complete YQCA training:
- Beef (bucket calf, feeder calf, breeding beef, market beef)
- Dairy Cattle
- Goat (breeding meat goat, dairy goat, meat goat)
- Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep)
- Swine (breeding swine, market swine)