Wisconsin will be moving from MAQA (Meat Animal Quality Assurance) to the National YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) program starting fall of 2017.

Find step by step instructions on how to create an account to sign up for either a YQCA training meeting or the YQCA online modules.  Click on the file that you need to assist you.  Contact YQCA help desk with any questions you might have in creating accounts.  help@yqca.org.

See the source imageYQCA Instructor Led Training Certification

See the source imageGetting Your YQCA Web Based Certification

YQCA Youth Log In

Printing Your YQCA Certificate

The following documents:
YQCA Information Packet
YQCA Curriculum Map
YQCA Objectives
YQCA Information Fact Sheet – Updated 11/7/19
YQCA Frequently Asked Questions – Youth and Parents
YQCA Frequently Asked Questions – Train


Project Coordinator:
Bernie O’Rourke, Extension Youth Livestock Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department

YQCA State Committee:
Tammy Vaassen, Wisconsin Beef Council
Mark Zimmerman, Spencer Agriculture Education Instructor
Jeff Hicken, Department of Public Instruction
Ashley Olson, Agriculture Extension Educator, Vernon County
Alissa Grenawalt, Dane County Ag in the Classroom Coordinator
Lori Berget, Positive Youth Development Extension Educator, Lafayette County
Keri Retallick, Wisconsin Pork Association
Amanda Cauffman, Agriculture Extension Educator, Grant County
Liz Gartman, Dairy Producer & Agriculture Instructor, Lakeshore Technical College
Ron Kean, Extension Poultry Specialist, UW Madison Animal & Dairy Sciences Department

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