Beginning January 1, 2019, the Fairs and Exposition Branch (F&E) will require all California Fairs (County, Citrus & District Agricultural Associations) junior livestock (large and small animal, excluding dog and horse) exhibitors to annually participate in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program, a youth education certification program on the issues of animal welfare, food safety and character education.
The new state education deadline to for all wanting to exhibit their animals this year is May 16, 2019. The Stanislaus County Fair has posted the link on their site to register and go through the training. Proof of course completion will be required for all livestock exhibitors.
For more information and to register to take the course, go to yqca.org