Effective for the 2014 State Fair of Virginia, all youth competitors in beef, sheep, swine, and meat goat departments must have YMQA (Youth Meat Quality Assurance) certification prior to entering animals online. Two local trainings will be held; youth choose one training to attend.
Thursday, May 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Madison Extension office
Tuesday, July 8, 9:00-11:00 a.m., Orange Extension office
YMQA is designed to teach youth the basics of animal husbandry and general management practices in raising a project animal. Additional information can be found here.