YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification

For 2021, all Green County Fair Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep Goat, Poultry and Rabbit Exhibitors that completed YQCA certification in 2020 will not need to retake the course. If the exhibitor did not complete YQCA in 2020 or is new this year, the exhibitor will need to complete YQCA prior to submitting Fair entries (see information below). Certification numbers must be submitted as part of the Green County Fair online entry process.


For 2021, this certification will be required of:

  • Green County Fair Animal Exhibitors (Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Poultry & Rabbits) – must complete and submit certification number as part of Green County Fair entry process.
  • WI State Fair Junior Animal Exhibitors (Dairy, Beef, Swine, Sheep, Goats, Poultry & Rabbits) – must complete and submit certification number as part of WSF entry process.

All 2021 YQCA Training options MUST be registered and paid for online at https://yqca.learngrow.io

Option A – Web-Based Online Training (60-90 minutes) – Available 24/7 which allows exhibitors flexibility to take course at their convenience; Will contain 3 modules, tailored to youth age categories (ages 8-11, 12-14, 15-18 & 19-21); Each module will conclude with a 10 question quiz, with opportunities to go back into the modules to find the correct answers or retake the quiz after 1 hour; Must register online at a cost of $12/person/year for the online training and MUST be paid online.

Option B – Test Out – Youth ages 12($36), 15($48), and 19($36) may choose the test out option. Youth must score 80% or better and you will only be charged if you pass the test. If you don’t pass, you will be instructed to take the web-based training. If you pass, you will need to retest when you reach the next age split.


Steps for Getting Your YQCA Certification: 

Click here for Step-By-Step directions with pictures.

Create An Account—Go to: https://yqca.learngrow.io

  • 4-H Exhibitors—Please sign in using the “4HOnline” option. This will save you re-entering all of your contact info.
  • FFA Exhibitors—Please sign in using the “Independent Sign In” option.

Select a Course—it is IMPORTANT to select the correct course for the youth’s age, as of Dec. 31, 2020.

Purchase a Course—Select the state, and then Web-Based ($12) Training.  MUST pay online for the course. Keep a copy of your receipt/confirmation.

Submitting Certificate of Completion—Once the training is complete, return to the course menu screen to download a PDF of the Certificate of Completion with the youth’s unique certificate number. Certificate numbers MUST be submitted during the Green County Fair online entry process in May 2021 in order to be eligible to exhibit and/or sell your animal at the 2021 Green County Fair.

For more information, print the YQCA Flyer 2021 or please contact the Extension Green County office at 608-328-9440 with any questions.