Remember that YMQA (Youth Meat Quality Assurance) training is required annually for all State Fair participants. Our Orange training will be, from at the Extension office. So far only four folks are signed up.
The only exception to this is kids who had BQA training this year (for cattle working) and who are planning to show only beef at the State Fair; you have been approved by David Roper, new Extension Livestock Specialist. If you're showing multiple species, you will need the more generic YMQA certification.
The only additional trainings locally listed for the state are in July in Shenandoah or Rockingham counties. You are more than welcome to attend those if that suits your schedule. Just be sure to call the sponsoring office to pre-register. Details are listed at http://www.ext.vt.edu/
topics/4h-youth/youth- livestock/clinics-camps/youth- meat-qa/index.html.