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Deadline for Participating in the Butler County Fair - June 1st at 11:59 PM
Youth are required to take YQCA in-person or online; if taken online, a certificate of completion must be submitted to the extension office by June 1st.


YQCA is REQUIRED in order to be Eligible to Exhibit ALL ANIMAL EXHIBITS (Except Horses) at the Butler County Fair


What is YQCA?
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 7 to 18.  This program promotes food safety, animal well-being and character development. With YQCA, you’ll discover what it takes to be an informed producer, consumer and employee of the agriculture and food industries.

2023 Butler County YQCA In-Person Dates

All in person classes will be held at the Butler County Community Building

located at 200 N Griffith Street in El Dorado. All meetings will be held 6:30 PM UNLESS otherwise posted.

If you have a 7 yr old, they will need to come to an instructor led class. They will still be registered online.

Thursday, January 26th, 2023

Monday, February 6th, 2023

Tuesday, March 21st, 2023

Thursday, April 6th, 2023

Thursday, May 4th, 2023 - class will be held at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 30th, 2023

YQCA Website

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is YQCA mandatory for all 4-H’ers?  
YQCA is required to show animals at the Butler County 4-H Fair. 7-18 yr olds must pass a web based or instructor led training.

 Can someone test out of YQCA?
Not currently, but it is a priority of YQCA to address.
 How much does getting certified cost?

The online module certification is $12, and the instructor-led training method of certification is $3.

Does the YQCA certification ID sync with 4-H online?
No, the new YQCA platform is not connected with 4-H Online. You will need to create an account with YQCA.

I only show horses. Do I need to be YQCA certified?
No. Right now, YQCA, is not required for 4-H Horse Project Members.

Do 4-H’ers need to update their YQCA certification number each year?
Yes they do. Youth should re-certify around the same time they tested each year.

Do I need to register before class?
Yes! You must register and pay online before attending an instructor-led class.

Does Butler County 4-H get the registration money?
No, all registration money is online and goes to YQCA.