Fairs & Shows

The following fairs and livestock shows – organized by state where hosted – have announced that they will accept YQCA certification for the quality assurance requirement. This list is updated regularly, but always check directly with the fair or show for up-to-date information.

State Show YQCA Certification Accepted? Additional Details
Arizona All county and state fair youth exhibitors Yes Will continue to accept Arizona Youth Livestock Quality Assurance certifications completed before January 1, 2018 until all currently valid certificates expire. Starting January 1, 2018, only YQCA certifications (online or instructor-led) will be offered.
California California State Fair Yes Will continue to accept valid California State Fair Quality Assurance and Ethics training certifications taken before December 31, 2016 for the 2017 and 2018 California State Fair. Starting in 2019, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
California Santa Barbara Fair Yes Will continue to accept California State Fair Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
Colorado National Western Stock Show Yes Starting with 2018 show
Iowa National Pork Expo Yes Will continue to accept Youth PQA certifications until all currently valid certification expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
Nebraska All county and state fair exhibitors (4-H and FFA) Yes Will continue to accept Nebraska Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.
North Dakota All county and state fair 4-H exhibitors Yes Will continue to accept Nebraska Livestock Quality Assurance certification until all currently valid certificates expire. After that, only YQCA certifications will be accepted.