Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)-Van Buren-May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022 - May 26, 2022

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2022 - 12:00AM

Van Buren Youth Fairgrounds, 55670 CR 681, Hartford, MI 49057

Contact: Janice Zerbe at

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 7 to 21. The program is designed to provide an estimated 60 minutes of education each year. YQCA is designed as an annual education and certification program focused on food safety, animal well-being and character awareness for youth ages 7 to 21 producing and/or showing pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits, and poultry. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows and is appropriate for youth.

Open to Van Buren County Youth Fair Exhibitors ages 7 - 18 years.

Van Buren Youth Fairgrounds, 55670 CR 681, Hartford, MI  49057

$5 per a youth 
**Must be paid prior to the start of the training**
No refunds will be granted after registrations closes.

Pre-Registration is required. Training is limited to 30 youth on a first come, first serve basis until full. 

COVID-19 UPDATE: We are planning for an in-person program on May 25, 2022. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask while indoors on MSU property or any property that is reserved or rented exclusively for an MSU activity. Please do not attend any programs, meetings, or events if you feel ill.

Registration for Youth for the Quality Care of Animals-Van Buren County is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on May 23, 2022.

There are 30 openings available.


Event Location

801 Hazen Street, Suite D Paw Paw, MI 49079

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Tags: 4-h, msu extension, yqca

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