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Looking to become a PQA+ Advisor?

PQA+ Advisors are the folks 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 or those that let their PQA+ Advisor status lapse:
  • June 23 – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Minnesota Pork Board Office, 151 Saint Andrews Ct. Ste. 810, Mankato, MN. Register here.
  • July 26 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St., Marshall. Register here.

These PQA+ Advisor training sessions are for NEW advisors or those PQA+ Advisors that let their status lapse and are unable to renew online. 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 by submitting an application for the respective training date to Colleen Carey with MN Pork Board at Questions, contact Colleen Carey by phone (1-800-537-7675) or email ( Applications and pre-registration are due no later than seven days prior to the training to allow adequate time to review and process the application.

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