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YQCA - Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewell Unit

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University of Illinois Extension, Mason Branch Office

NEW LOCATION - Due to the power outage and building damage in Lewistown, this training has been moved to our Mason County office, 127 S High ST, Havana. If you have any questions, contact Kristi Smith, Peoria 4-H program coordinator, 309-685-3140, (updated 4/6/23)

Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goat, and Dairy Cattle (if showing live animals)

Statewide requirement is that members in these projects must complete YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals. Must be done every year they are in the project, to be able to show and be 4-H premium-eligible. Also, State Fair entries will not be approved without this. There are options for youth to attend a one hour, in-person training presented by Extension staff, or youth may take online training individually.

Mason County will host an in-person training on Friday, April 7, 2023, (Good Friday) at 10 a.m. at the U of I Extension office in Havana.

- Pre-registration online is required. You may not just show up.

- $3 per person online payment ahead of time is required. You cannot pay by check or cash, must be done online.

- Youth may take training online individually. Cost for this is $12 per person.

Please email your county 4-H program coordinator a copy of your certification once you complete this training (online, another location, or in Lewistown.


For more information about this event contact Krista Gray, Fulton 4-H program coordinator.


If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact