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PQA & TQA Certification

There are two more in-person Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) certification sessions left in our 2021 schedule and the 2022 schedule is already out too. Upcoming certification sessions include the following dates and locations:
  • Nov. 18 - Stewartville, MN - American Legion Post 164, 1100 2nd Ave NW
  • Dec. 2 - Mankato, MN - Minnesota Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct. Ste. 810
  • Jan. 25 - Marshall, MN - AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St.

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 & 2022 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 needed 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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