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

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax
jo@listserv.ksu.edu

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Johnson County 4-H Livestock

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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 2019 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 *not* required for the 2019 Johnson County Fair, but is recommended and will be required starting with the 2020 Johnson County Fair.

 Options for getting YQCA Certified

    • Instructor-Led Training ($3) – You MUST be on time to get certified. 
      • March 12, 2019, 6pm, at Moonlight Ridge Farms (Facilities provided by Johnson County Farm Bureau)
      • April 16, 2019, 6pm, at Johnson County Extension Office, Room 1060
      • 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 — Saturday, April 20, 2019
Spring Sheep Show — Saturday, June 1, 2019
Spring Goat Show — Saturday, June 1, 2019
Spring Swine Show — Sunday, June 2, 2019
Spring Bucket Calf Show — Sunday, June 2, 2019

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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.

 2018 Horse Show Dates:

  • April 8, May 6, June 24 & July 15 (All 2018 Horse Shows will be held at E.C. Equine Center in Louisburg, KS.)
  • 2018 Johnson County Horse Shows Entry Form/Show Bill (will be posted when available)

East Central District Horse Show

  • 2018 East Central District Horse Show Entry Form

Johnson County 4-H Dog Club

 

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Contact Us

Ami Lin
4-H/Youth Development Agent
Ami.Lin@jocogov.org

Amanda Fraunfelter
4-H Youth Development Program Manager
Amanda.Fraunfelter@jocogov.org

Nancy Carr
School Enrichment Coordinator
Nancy.Carr@jocogov.org

Christin Bartels
Office Professional
Christin.Bartels@jocogov.org