Quality Meats

All Polk County Quality meats participants must complete the YQCA online training in the current year to be eligible for the 2023 Quality Meats Program auction. Exhibitors are also required to participate in one other online or in person educational training for animal programs. This training does not need to be species specific. Please click on the link in the right hand box to be directed to the YQCA webpage

Upcoming YQCA Trainings

  • Sunday, February 19 Starting at 12:30pm, Justice Center.
  • Sunday, March 19th Starting at 4pm, Justice Center
  • Saturday, April 29th Starting at 9am, Justice Center


The link provided will bring you to the YQCA webpage where you can complete your training.

Interstate Livestock

Interstate Livestock Show Committee Meeting: February 13th starting at 7pm via Zoom

The Swine Project

Swine Project Meeting: March 19th from 2pm-4pm Located at the Justice Center

The Sheep & Goats Project

Sheep Project Meeting: February 19th from 2pm-4pm Located at the Justice Center

The Beef Project

Beef Project Meeting: March 12th from 2pm-4pm Located at the Justice Center

Other Resources

For any other information on Quality Meats please see the Clover Connection Newsletter. The newsletter lists upcoming events and deadlines.

Youth wishing to participate in the 2023 Polk County Quality Meats Program must meet all the program requirements:

  • Quality Meats Requirements
    • Complete YQCA “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals” online classroom training. Club organizational leaders and co-leaders have more information on YQCA.
    • Attend at least 2 educational event or sessions (kick-off meetings, clinics, Instate Livestock Show, ext)
  • 2023 YQCA – Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (Formerly MAQA)
    • ALL Quality Meats Exhibitors must bring their printed certificate to paperwork check-in Wednesday at the Fair in the livestock show barn office. check-in concludes at 6pm.
    • Required on-line course go to yqca.org  and follow directions to register and take course – cost is $12.
    • Classroom training is available at a cost of $3 at various locations in other counties. Register for these classroom courses at yqca.org
    • Questions can be directed to your species chair or vice chair.
    • Instructions on Getting Your YQCA WebBased Certification 

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