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Livestock Quality Assurance & Ethics Trainings

Waseca CountyWaseca County's Training on February 10 is CANCELLED.  This is because an online training option will be rolling out for families in 2018.  At this time, details aren't yet available about how the online training works, but will be communication to families mid-January. 

Mower County -  • Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018  • Levels Taught: Level 1 & 2  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.)  • Location: Austin, MN  • Pre-registration required! Contact Mower County at 473-9552 to register

Steele County -  • Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018  • Levels Taught: Level 1 & 2  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.)  • Location: Owatonna Junior High School  • Pre-registration required! Contact 444-7685 or to register 

Special Info for the sessions listed above:
• Mower and Steele county trainings are free to 4-H members in the counties of Freeborn, Mower, Rice, Steele and Waseca counties.
• Pre-registration is required. Due to facility space, each session is limited to a set number of pre-registered participants. Mower and Steele counties will only be accepting up to 60 youth in Level 1 and 60 youth in Level 2, so register EARLY!
• Both counties listed are currently taking registrations, so you can contact them to sign up now.
Youth in grades 3, 4, and 5 should sign up for Level 1. If you are older than 5th grade and have never taken LQA&E training, you should take Level 1. If you are in grades 6, 7, or 8 and have taken LQA&E training before, you can select which level you take. 9th graders and up who have taken LQA&E before are required to take Level 2.

You are REQUIRED to take the LQA&E training in 2018 if you last took the LQA&E training in 2015 or prior to that and want to be eligible to exhibit at the 2018 Minnesota 4-H State Fair Livestock Encampment (beef, dairy, goat, lama, poultry, rabbit, sheep, and/or swine)

You do NOT need to take the LQA&E training in 2018 if:
• You are ONLY exhibiting horse and/or dog
• You are a Cloverbud
• You will NOT be exhibiting any livestock at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair 4-H Livestock Encampment
• Youth in Grades 3-5 who will be exhibiting at the Waseca County Fair only – You are, however, strongly encouraged to take the training.

If you cannot make one of the LQA&E trainings listed above, it is your responsibility to attend another county’s training.
These dates and times are listed on the web at Keep checking this website as it is updated frequently.


Amy Nelson
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(507) 835-0600
Suzanne Root
Administrative Clerk
(507) 835-0600
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