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Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics Training

Youth that are interested in competing at the State Fair with Livestock need to complete the Livestock Quality Assurance and Ethics Training. There are 2 options to complete this training: online or in-person.  The in-person training is a 3-hour session with hands on activities and the ability to ask questions pertaining to livestock production from an expert. This certification is valid for three fair seasons, if you are unsure if you need re-certification please contact the Extension office. The cost for the training is free and will include light snack. The online option is a 1-hour session, the cost is $12 and the training is only valid for 1 fair season. I encourage all youth interested in Livestock grades 3rd and up to participate in the 3-hour training as this is an opportunity to learn more about animal husbandry and livestock. The training will take place on Sunday January 26th at the Mahnomen Area Service Center starting a 1:00 pm going until approximately 4:00pm. Samantha Lahman will lead the session geared for the older youth, grades 6th and up. She is Regional Extension Educator, Youth Development and is also one of the Animal Science supervisors for the Northwest Region. Rebekah Donner will be leading an intro to Animal Science Session as well for younger youth grades 3rd through 5th. Norman County 4-H youth will also be invited to part in the training.

Register for the event by calling or emailing the Extension Office, this allows us to plan accordingly for food and supplies for the training. RSVP by January 22.