2020 Branch County Fair Animal Welfare Class Dates & Information:
All Fair Livestock Exhibitors (Ages 8 & Up) showing all species (large and small livestock from cavy up to horses OR ONLY Horses) need to complete a Branch County Fair Animal Welfare Course this year. ALL Certificates MUST be attached to Branch County Fair Premium statements which are due July 8, 2020. BACC AG Students see Mrs. Preston for your in-school certification.
Animal Welfare Classes for Youth Showing Multiple Species:
1) Online option: www.yqca.org All AGES and ALL SPECIES can use this option! Do this in the comfort of your home. NOTE: Young adults, ages 19-21, must certify through the online program ONLY. • Cost: $12.00 • Register and pay online at the link above • Take the class online, age-specific class • Print certificate upon completion of the class • Attach certificate to fair premium statement (due July 8) • This option fills the requirement for all species along with other exhibitions outside of Branch County Fair too!
2) Classroom options: (4 options scheduled) Cost: $5.00 per exhibitor and MUST register and pay on-line. These classes are for LIVESTOCK exhibitors (from cavy up to horses).
A. Farmers’ Day Classes, Monday, 2/17/20 (50 exhibitor limit in each class) • Branch Area Careers Center, Coldwater • MUST pay and register online by Friday, 2/16/20 • Registration links: 10:00 am class (Register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCA_FEB_17_2020_MSU_10AM/) 1:00 pm class ( Register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCA_FEB_17_2020_MSU_1pm/)
B. Class: Thursday 4/16/20, 7:00 pm 4-H Cabin, Fairgrounds, Coldwater • MUST pay and register online • Registration link available soon
C. Class: Tuesday, 5/26/20, 6:00 pm 4-H Cabin, Fairgrounds, Coldwater • MUST pay and register online • Registration link available soon
Animal Welfare Classes for Youth exhibiting ONLY EQUINE:
1) Online Option: (same as # 1 above) www.yqca.org
2) Classroom options: Free classes, just show up that day no pre-registration.
A. Farmers’ Day: 2/17/20, 10:00 AM, Branch Area Careers Center B. Class: Thursday, 4/2/20, 7 pm 4-H Cabin, Fairgrounds, Coldwater
If you have any questions feel free to contact the Fair Office or MSU Extension.
Beef - March 7th & March 14th
Dairy Starter, Goats & Sheep - April 25th & May 2nd
Swine - April 25th, April 26th, April 27th, April 28th, April 29th,
April 30th, May 1st & May 2nd