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PQA Plus and TQA certification classes coming up

University of Minnesota Extension is slowly working through its sunrise plan to resume in-person programming. For now all in-person programming is approved on a case by case basis so please always check with us or MN Pork Board if a PQA+ or TQA certification session will be held. Currently the following sessions are scheduled.
  • July 15 – Marshall, MN – AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St.
  • July 22 – Mankato, MN – MN Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct., Ste. 810
  • July 29 – Mankato, MN – MN Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct., Ste. 810 **PQA+ Only 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. **
PQA+ certification is scheduled from 9 a.m. - noon and TQA from 1 - 4 p.m. at all locations, unless noted otherwise.

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. Face masks are strongly encouraged to be worn by attendees, but not required. To register contact Minnesota Pork Board at 1-800-537-7675 or colleen@mnpork.com.

The following PQA+ and TQA dates are still pending approval so be sure to check with us or MN Pork Board on their status when we get closer to the dates:
  • Aug. 12 – Waseca, MN – Southern Research & Outreach Center, 35838 120th St.
  • Aug. 26 – Morris, MN – West Central Research & Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy 329
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- stouf002@umn.edu or (507)389-5541
  • Sarah Schieck, UMN Swine Extension Educator- schi0466@umn.edu or (320)235-0726 x2004

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