• YQCA Certification is a fair requirement to show.
    • Per Green Lake County Fair exhibition rules, all Dairy, Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, Poultry & Rabbit exhibitors must complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training each year to be eligible to exhibit their animal(s) at the Green Lake County Fair. Exhibitors must attend one scheduled YQCA training announced by 4-H or FFA in early spring or complete the training online. The YQCA certification must be completed by July 1.
  • YQCA can be completed online, with more information located at https://yqcaprogram.org/
  • YQCA is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development.

In-Person Training Opportunity

Mr. Dean Slark, Markesan Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor, will be holding an in-person YQCA certification course on Sunday, April 14th, 2024 at 6:00p.m. at Markesan High School.

Attendees must sign up and pay online ahead of the training at https://yqcaprogram.org/. Search for “Green Lake County YQCA Training”.

No payment or registrations at the door will be accepted.

There is also an online course option available as well on the website.

AGAIN THIS YEAR– The Green Lake County Livestock Council is sponsoring a $3.00 coupon for Green Lake County Fair livestock youth participating in the: Beef, Dairy, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, and Swine project areas.

The $3.00 coupon can be used towards the in-person or online course registration fee. The coupon code must be applied at checkout when registering for a training.

To receive your $3.00 coupon

  1. Email Brandon Springer, 4-H Educator, at brandon.springer@wisc.edu
  2. State youth names who will be participating in the above project areas
  3. Within 48 hours (weekend emails will be responded to the next business day) you will receive an email from Brandon with the coupon codes. Each youth will receive a unique coupon code.

If you do not receive an email within 48 hours, please follow up to ensure your email request was received.

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