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PQA & TQA Certification

We are happy to once again be able to host in-person Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certification sessions. Upcoming certification sessions include the following dates and locations:

  • July 22 - Marshall, MN - AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St.
  • Aug. 10 - Worthington, MN - Government Center, Farmers Room, 315 10th St.
  • Aug. 12 - Waseca, MN - Southern Research & Outreach Center, 35838 120th St.
  • Sept. 8 - Morris, MN - West Central Research & Outreach Center, 46352 State Highway 329

PQA+ certification is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and TQA from 1 to 4 p.m. at all locations, unless noted otherwise.

Information for all PQA+ and TQA certification sessions scheduled for 2021 can be found on UMN Extension webpage under courses and events and searching for ‘PQA’ or ‘TQA’. Information can also be found on MN Pork Board's website ( Pre-registration is required by contacting Colleen at Minnesota Pork Board at or call 1-800-537-7675.

PQA+ and TQA certification can be completed online in a self-paced course too. Your University of Minnesota Swine Extension Educators Sarah Schieck Boelke and Diane DeWitte can assist you in gaining access to online training for PQA+ and TQA.

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