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Friday, March 11, 2016

Looking to become a PQA Plus Advisor?


PQA Plus Advisors are the educators who work directly with producers to educate them on the PQA Plus program and will help producers obtain PQA Plus certification and PQA Plus site status at their respective production sites.

Two PQA Plus Advisor training dates are planned for NEW Advisors:
  • April 28th – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Minnesota Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct. Ste. 810
  • October 11th - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Worthington Regional Extension Office, 1527 Prairie Drive, Suite A
These PQA Plus Advisor training sessions are for new Advisors. Individuals wishing to attend the training session must meet the qualifications to become a Certified PQA Plus Advisor. Qualifications include:

  1. Be a veterinarian, Extension Specialist, or Ag Educator (for the purposes of PQA Plus, the definition of an ag educator is a person who spends full time in adult education or at least 50% time in production training)
  2. Have a D.V.M or B.S in Animal Science (or equivalent)
  3. Have two years of recent documentable swine production experience
The cost to attend is $50. Individuals wishing to attend must pre-register either Online (click here) or by contacting Colleen Carey with MN Pork Board at 1-800-537-7675 or at colleen@mnpork.com. Plan to pre-register no later than 7 days prior to the training to allow adequate time to complete application and for processing of application.

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