4-H, FFA and Other Youth Organizations

If a state 4-H office, state FFA office, or youth livestock/animal related organization wishes to provide YQCA in-person, trainer-led trainings for youth served, that option is available at no cost to the organization.

YQCA gives organization tools to deliver quality assurance training to students through in-person, trainer-led workshops.

Trainer-led workshop materials

The trainer-led workshop materials include a slide deck, activity guides and additional activities built for students of all age levels. The slide deck includes detailed presenter notes, group activities, and knowledge checks. The activity guides replicate the group activities found in the slide deck, and concludes with a quiz to check for understanding. Additional hands-on activities are included to use as a supplement to the content presented in the slide deck.

Trainers can add content and activities to the base YQCA training, but they are not permitted to omit or modify the base presentation. This ensures consistency in a national program so that regional and national shows can be assured that youth with a YQCA certification are arriving with the same educational experience.

A single contact person for your organization must be identified. That person will have the authority to identify qualified trainers. Trainers must be an extension educator, an agriculture education instructor, or a veterinarian. Trainers must complete a training with YQCA annually and agree to the terms and conditions of curriculum use.

To learn more about offering in-person YQCA workshops through your organization, email info@yqca.org.

Organizations with additional training requirements

If your organization would like to offer YQCA program but has requirements beyond those of YQCA, contact us to discuss how we might be able to help create a solution for your situation at info@yqca.org.