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Re-Certification for PQA Plus Advisors - Updated Version of PQA Plus Coming June 2016

June 2016 the revised PQA Plus version 3 was launched at World Pork Expo. All PQA Plus Advisor certifications for PQA Plus version 2.0 will expire August 31, 2016, regardless of when an Advisor trained on the PQA version 2.0. Therefore all current PQA Plus Advisors must be re-trained. Minnesota Swine Extension in collaboration with Minnesota Pork will be offering six PQA Plus Advisor re-certification sessions throughout Minnesota. If you are a current PQA Plus Advisor, make sure you look at the schedule and register to attend an Advisor re-certification session before August 31, 2016.

The launch of PQA Plus 3.0 does not affect producers’ certification. The next time a producer is scheduled to re-certify in PQA Plus they will notice updates to the program and the site assessment component will be more in-line with the Common Swine Industry Audit.

PQA Plus Advisor – Re-certification Sessions­
**Note – these sessions are only for current PQA Plus Advisors who need to re-certify in version 3 and NOT for people wanting to become PQA Plus Advisors for the first time.**
  • July 20th Fairmont, MN – Fairmont Veterinary Clinic, 1275 Highway 15 South
  • July 28th Morris, MN – U of MN West Central Research & Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329
  • August 16th Saint Peter, MN – Swine Vet Center, 1608 S Minnesota Avenue

PQA Plus Advisor re-certification is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at all locations with lunch provided.

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
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