This Youth PQA website is no longer a valid method to obtain National Pork Board Youth PQA Plus certification. National Pork Board upgraded the Youth PQA program to Youth PQA Plus as of June 2008 and you will need to contact a certified trainer or advisor in your state in order to obtain appropriate certification. The website to find additional information is http://www.pork.org/Producers/Youth%20PQA/YouthPQA.aspx

MISSOURI YOUTH needing Youth PQA Plus certification need to go to the following website http://agebb.missouri.edu/smqa/ in order to obtain SMQA (Show Me Quality Assurance) certification. SMQA is a Missouri multi species quality assurance program that is recognized by National Pork Board to meet the Youth PQA Plus standards. The SMQA program is only valid for Missouri youth.