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Looking to become a PQA+ Advisor?

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

Two PQA+ Advisor training dates are planned for NEW Advisors:
  • May 22 - Mankato, Minnesota Pork Office, 151 St. Andrews Ct., Suite 810                         (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
  • Nov. 21 - Marshall, AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St. (9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
These PQA+ Advisor training sessions are for new Advisors. Individuals wishing to attend the training session must meet the qualifications to become a Certified PQA+ 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
Certification is free to attend. Individuals must pre-register online or by emailing Colleen Carey with MN Pork Board or 1-800-537-7675.

Plan to pre-register no later than seven days prior to the training to allow adequate time to complete the an application and for processing of the application.
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