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).

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program focused on three core pillars:
food safety,  animal well-being, and character development

Youth will need to complete the online training or sign up for in person training. In person training dates: March 23, 2021, (6:30 pm-7:45pm) sign up link: https://forms.gle/TsgqyvxkX4aYxeXCA: May 27, 2021,(6:30pm-7:45pm) sign up link: https://forms.gle/WJFAkn4PuW2SgQEHA and June 2, 2021 (10am-11:30am) YQCA Summer Workshop at the Cass County Extension Office - sign up by calling the Extension Office or returning the 2021 Summer Workshop form (coming soon) to the Extension Office. Free codes will be given at class time.  The Cass County 4-H Council voted to purchased  traning codes so our 4-H members can take this training at NO COST!!! Thank you 4-H Council! 

Online self study participants  can contact Tammy  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 2021 before taking the YQCA training

Login Instructions

YQCA help instructions document

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 2021.

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.

Requirements

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 June 15, 2021 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)
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit
  • Sheep (breeding sheep, market sheep)
  • Swine (breeding swine, market swine)

A very helpful PowerPoint to assist you when completing YQCA can be found here.