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PQA Plus and TQA certification classes

The following are PQA+ and TQA class dates for the rest of our 2020 Quality Assurance schedule:

  • November 18 – Stewartville, MN – CANCELED
  • December 9 – Mankato, MN – MN Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct., Ste. 810
PQA+ certification is scheduled from 9 a.m. - noon and TQA from 1 - 4 p.m.

All certification sessions are free, but NOTE pre-registration is required and no walk-ins will be allowed to accommodate COVID-19 physical distancing protocols. Facemasks are to be worn by attendees so folks should bring a facemask to wear. To register contact Minnesota Pork Board at 1-800-537-7675 or

We know during this time, life and activities on the farm must go on, including getting your PQA Plus and TQA certification completed. Feel free to reach out to us, your University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte, and we will work with you to complete your PQA Plus and/or TQA certification by alternative means if in-person does not work for you.
  • Diane DeWitte, UMN Swine Extension Educator- or (507)389-5541
  • Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator- or (320)235-0726 x2004

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