YQCA promotes the development of a common framework for youth livestock quality assurance programs that will enhance the educational experience of youth, improve the care of animals, and provide a higher level of food safety to consumers.
YOUTH & PARENTS
YQCA certification is designed to be useful and help prepare you for your show but also prepare you as a young producer in animal agriculture industry. That’s why the program includes information on multiple species even though you may only be raising one or two – we hope that you see that by raising animals you are part of a larger community that relies on the good faith of everyone doing their part.
Also, we hope this training continues to spark your interest in animal agriculture so that you consider pursuing a career in the industry or becoming an entrepreneur and continuing to raise animals to meet the demands of a growing world. Enjoy the program! A lot of people put a lot of effort to make sure that each program was appropriate and engaging for each age level. We hope this is part of the educational foundation for your animal project.