Join us in 2024 for a YQCA class! Classes will be held at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds.

YQCA

What is YQCA?
YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program. The goals of this program are to ensure the safety and well-being of animals produced by youth for showing 4-H projects, ensure a safe food supply to consumers, enhance the future of the livestock industry by educating youth on these very important issues so they can become more informed producers and consumers in agriculture and food industry, and offer livestock shows a valid, national quality assurance certification for youth livestock exhibitors.

Who needs to take YQCA?
Nebraska 4-H requires all youth ages 8-18, enrolled in livestock projects complete annual quality assurance certification through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program.

What if I can't make it to an in-person class?
No worries! There is an online option that can be taken at https://yqcaprogram.org