Goals of YQCA

The YQCA organizational Board of Directors adopted the following goals for the YQCA training and certification program:

Ensure safety and well-being of animals produced by youth for showing and for 4-H and FFA projects

Ensure a safe food supply to consumers

Enhance the future of livestock industry by educating youth on these very important issues so they can become more informed producers, consumers and/or employees in the agriculture and food industry

Maximize the limited development time and budgets of state and national youth program leaders to provide an effective quality assurance program

Offer livestock shows a valid, national quality assurance certification for youth livestock exhibitors

The Youth for the Quality Care of Animals national multi-species quality assurance program embraces human diversity and is committed to ensuring that its educational programs are available to youth and adults on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. This statement is in accordance with U.S. civil rights laws and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.