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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

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Johnson County 4-H Livestock



What is YQCA

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a new, national, multi-species livestock quality assurance program available for youth ages 8-21.  This annual educational and certification program focuses on food safety, animal well-being, and character awareness for youth producing and/or showing livestock.  The species targeted in the training includes swine, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, goats, market rabbits, and poultry.  Extension specialists and animal industry representatives were involved in designing the program with the intent to provide a national, standardized livestock quality assurance applicable to multiple species.  The curriculum is designed to provide different modules annually, so youth will expand their knowledge by covering new topics every year.

 Who needs to be certified?

    • Youth planning to exhibit in the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and/or the Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS) must meet the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) requirement.  Both state shows will require ALL exhibitors to be YQCA certified. This includes youth showing market animals, commercial females, and registered purebred breeding females.
    • This certification is required for livestock exhibitors at the Johnson County Fair.

 Options for getting YQCA Certified

    • Instructor-Led Training ($3) – You MUST be on time to get certified.
      • There will be no more in-person trainings for 2020. Certification must be completed online. (If you have a 7-year-old that needs to be certified, please contact Ami.)
    • Online Training ($12)

*Register online at www.yqca.org using your 4HOnline credentials. 

 Additional Documents

Johnson County 4-H Spring Livestock Shows
The Johnson County 4-H Spring Livestock Shows are sponsored and hosted by the Johnson County 4-H Livestock Club. All shows will be hosted at the Johnson County Fairgrounds located at 136 East Washington Street in Gardner, KS. Please refer to the show flyers for registration details. 4-H'ers and FFA members outside of Johnson County are also invited to show at our spring shows. Concessions will be available at each show.

Spring Beef Show — POSTPONED (Information)
Spring Sheep Show — May 30, 2020 (Information)
Spring Goat Show — May 30, 2020 (Information)
Spring Swine Show — May 31, 2020 (Information)
Spring Bucket Calf Show — May 31, 2020 (Information)

Prepay for Livestock Tags

Johnson County 4-H Horse Shows
The Johnson County 4-H Horse Shows are sponsored and hosted by the Johnson County 4-H Horse Club. The location of the shows vary, please refer to the Horse Show Bill. 4-H'ers outside of Johnson County are also invited to show at our spring shows.

Northeast District Horse Show

Johnson County 4-H Dog Club

  • June 13 Invitational Dog Show flyer
  • July 11 Invitational Rally-O & Agility Dog Show flyer


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Ami Lin
4-H/Youth Development Agent

Amanda Fraunfelter
4-H Youth Development Program Manager

Nancy Carr
School Enrichment Coordinator

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