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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.

 A PQA+ Advisor training is planned for NEW advisors or those that let their PQA+ Advisor status lapse for:

  • July 26 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., AmericInn, 1406 E Lyon St., Marshall, MN. Register here.

 These PQA+ Advisor training session 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 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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