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YQCA - Deadline for Participating in the Butler County 4-H Fair - June 1st at 11:59 PM

Who in Butler County 4-H will be required to be YQCA certified or to attend a meeting?

• 7 Year Olds will be exempt from taking YQCA for the 2019-2020 year.

• 8-18 Year Olds MUST PASS a Web-Based Training.


YQCA is REQUIRED to be Eligible to Exhibit ALL ANIMAL EXHIBITS (Except Horses) at the 2020 Butler County 4-H Fair


What is YQCA?
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national, multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 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.

2020 Butler County YQCA Brochure



Frequently Asked Questions:
• Is YQCA mandatory for all 4-H’ers?  
YQCA is required to show at the Butler County 4-H Fair.  
• 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?
Yes, you will sign in using your 4-H Online information.
• 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. 7 year olds must rsvp to the Butler County Extension office prior to attending the instructor-led class.

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