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PQA & TQA certification



A few in-person Pork Quality Assurance Plus (PQA+) and Transport Quality Assurance (TQA)
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certification sessions are being scheduled this year. The sessions scheduled in 2024 include the following dates and locations:
  • March 5 - Mankato, MN - MN Pork Board Office, 151 St. Andrews Ct., Ste 810
  • June 12 - Lafayette, MN - Lafayette Community Center, 540 7th St.
  • August 13 - Morris, MN - UMN West Central Research & Outreach Center, 46352 State Hwy 329.
  • November 5 - Mankato, MN - MN Pork Board Office, 151 St. Andrews Ct., Ste 810
  • December 17 - Preston, MN - Fillmore County Office Building, 902 Houston St. NW
PQA+ certification is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon and TQA from 1 to 4 p.m. at all locations unless noted otherwise.

Pre-registration is required by contacting Colleen at Minnesota Pork Board at colleen@mnpork.com or by calling 507-345-8814.

If you need to renew your PQA+ or TQA certification and a date listed above does not accommodate your schedule, or if your farm has a large group of employees needing certification, please contact Colleen Carey at the Minnesota Pork Board office at 507-345-8814 or colleen@mnpork.com to schedule an alternative time for training.

Classes are provided by the University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota Pork Board

PQA+ and TQA certification can be completed online in a self-paced course too. Your UMN 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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