YQCA Meetings

March 5th, 2018

Take a look at the Getting Your YQCA Web-Based Certificate.

You have been hearing in previous meetings and e-mails, we are using the online training YQCA in place of MAQA. This is a statewide change and transition. Below is the e-mail that describes how you receive your payment code and details on how to sign into the course.

IF you are in 3rd – 5th grade and attended the face-to-face meeting with Aerica on March 1st, disregard this e-mail. You will be sent a paper mailing with the way you will get your certificate. Everyone else, please continue reading.

Who needs to do this training? All members of the beef, sheep, swine, goat, dairy, meat rabbits, market poultry projects that are showing at the Kewaunee County Fair. Youth with “fancy bird” poultry projects or non-market rabbits can also take the training. 

Is it required? Yes, it is required to show and sell these species at the Kewaunee County Fair. You are required to turn in a paper copy of your YQCA training completion certificate with your fair paperwork that is due by 4pm.

        You should also be aware that all exhibitors at the WI State Fair (except horse) and Northeast Livestock Show will be required to have this training. The training that you do for county fair will work for the other shows but you will need to check what they require for verification of training. It is your responsibility to know what you need for these other shows and have it. 

Cost: This year, the auction committee is covering the cost of this educational program both for the face-to-face training (normally $3.00 per person) and the online training (normally $12.00 per person.). Instead of entering your personal payment, you will enter a code. More information on retrieving this code is listed below.

How do I get my code: You will need to e-mail or call Louise at the UW-Extension Office Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. Louise’s phone number is (920)388-7135 and her e-mail is wolfe.louise@kewauneeco.org

Each code is individually assigned and only good for one person. For example, if there are 3 people in your family that need to go through the training, they will all receive an individual code. It will be your responsibility to get the code from the office or pay for it out of your own pocket. Please note, if you do chose to pay for it yourself, it will not be reimbursed.

What if I don’t have a computer or the internet? Please check with the local libraries. They have computers that can be used and are always super helpful. Also, other club or project members may be able to help you. If you cannot find access in another way, we can set-up an appointment for you to come and the UW-Extension office and use the equipment here. However, you will be to call and set-up a time to come in because we want to make sure that there is a room and equipment for you to use.

Once I have my code, how do I access the course?

  1. Log into the YQCAwebsite:  https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login

Login – LearnGrow

yqca.learngrow.io

4HOnline login only available for Families or. or

  1. If you are a current 4-H member, you can use the log-in using the option on the left to go through the 4-H online. You will use the same e-mail and password that you use when you enroll in 4-H through 4-H online each Fall. More detailed instructions and screen shots of each step are in the attached document.  
  2. Follow the step-by-step instructions
  3. Attached is a pdf that walks you through how to create an account as a 4-H member, how to access the course, and how to pay for the course. Your coupon code will be your payment option. There is a spot that says “coupon code” where you will enter the series of letters provided by the office and this will pay for your course. You do not need to enter any other payment method.

 

To find out more information on YQCA, please visit the sites:

https://fyi.uwex.edu/youthlivestock/yqca/yqca_all_exhibitors/
http://yqca.org/

YQCA Fact Sheet for Wisconsin – Wisconsin Youth Livestock …

fyi.uwex.edu

University of Wisconsin-Extension … Wisconsin Youth Livestock Program is part of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.