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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. 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.
  • November 18 – Stewartville, MN – American Legion Post 164, 1100 2nd Ave NW
  • 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. at all locations.

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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