Monday, February 17, 2014

Youth Meat Quality Assurance Youth Training to be Held March 28 in Harrisonburg

Dr. Paige Pratt will hold a youth training for the Youth Meat Quality Assurance program on Friday, March 28 at 10 AM at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds.  All 4-H/FFA youth are invited to attend this training.  Certification in this program will be required for anyone wanting to exhibit livestock at the State Fair of Virginia junior livestock shows (you must be certified before August 15, 2014).  YMQA certification will not be required to exhibit at the 2014 Commonwealth Classic, but will be required to exhibit at the 2015 event.  These trainings will be held across the Commonwealth as many Extension Agents and Ag Teachers have become certified trainers.  If you are unable to attend this training please contact your local Extension Agent for more information regarding local training opportunities. 

For more information regarding the YMQA program please go to:

The registration for this training is due on March 14th.  The registration form can be found at:

If you have any questions regarding this program please feel free to contact Paige Johnson Pratt, Extension Specialist, 540.231.4732.