Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) training and certification
Every young person in the 4-H swine production project must have a current Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) certification.
If you are new to the swine project, and have never had PQA+ training, you must participate in the PQA+ training to sell a market hog at a youth livestock sale.
Youth can monitor their PQA+ status themselves and are encouraged to do so. This is part of the responsibility in raising a food animal. How can you determine your PQA+ status?
If you turned in a record book at the last Kent County Youth Fair, the expiration information is on the front cover of your record book. Look at the expiration date. The expiration date is the date that your certification becomes invalid. If this date is before the next Kent County Youth Fair, you will need to complete a PQA+ training session.
If you were age 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, or 19 on January 1, you have moved into a new age classification level and must take the PQA+ training to sell a market hog at this year’s youth livestock sale.
AIf you have any questions regarding PQA+ status or training, please contact Glenda Kilpatrick at (616) 336-3273 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org