About Us

YQCA is a nonprofit organization with a volunteer board of directors (listed below). The purpose of YQCA is to continually provide a current, peer-reviewed, quality curriculum for youth quality assurance training and certification. Revenues collected from fees are used for ongoing program improvement and promotion.

Executive Board

Paul Kuber

President, Washington State University Extension

Lindsay Chichester

Vice President, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Bernadette O’Rourke

Secretary, University of Wisconsin

Michaela Clowser

Treasurer, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Board Members

Dinah Peebles

National Pork Board

Sarah Smith

American Sheep Industry Association

Mike Avesing

American Rabbit Breeders Association, Inc.

Erin Dorsey

Show Stockmans Consultant

Ashley Benes

University of Nebraska Extension

Elizabeth Share

The Ohio State University

Heidi Carroll

South Dakota State University Animal Science Department

Tara Urbano

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Katherine E. Carter

Virginia Tech