YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

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Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Certification

For 2022, 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 2022 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.

Option C—Instructor-Led Trainings—Sessions will be held face-to-face and are limited to the first 50 youth. MUST register and pay online 24 hours in advance, before attending the training. Exhibitors need to arrive 10 minutes in advance of the session to check-in and must stay for the full 60 minutes. Cost is $3 per person, per year, and MUST be paid online at the time of registration. Exhibitors ages 19-21, as of December 31, 2021, CANNOT take the Instructor-Led Training, and instead must take the Web-Based Training.
The Instructor-Led Training options in Green County will be:

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 9:00-10:00am
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:00-7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 19, 2022, 9:00-10:00am

All Instructor-Led Trainings will be held at the Green County Justice Center, Multipurpose Rooms 1-3.


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, 2021.

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 2022 in order to be eligible to exhibit and/or sell your animal at the 2022 Green County Fair.

For more information, print the YQCA Flyer 2022 or please contact the Extension Green County office at 608-328-9440 with any questions.