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NEW for 2020


Updates to the 2020 fair rules, etc. will be posted here as they are completed and approved.


Van Buren Youth Fair Animal Education Workshops


New for 2020 Fair:   All youth exhibiting animals (cats, dogs, draft horses, horses, large livestock, or small animals) at the Van Buren Youth Fair are REQUIRED to have a current certification in Youth for the Quality Care of Animals to be eligible to exhibit at the Van Buren Youth Fair.


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

6-7 years old

Must attend YQCA in Van Buren County, no charge as they will not receive certification, contact Janice to register.

8-18 years old

Must be YQCA certified, can attend face to face $5 per youth or take online $12 per youth

19 years old

MUST be YQCA certified have to take online, $12 per youth

YQCA Online

https://yqca.learngrow.io/Account/Login, if you are a 4-H member please log in using your 4-H Online account


All youth ages 8-19 will be required to submit a copy of their YQCA certificate by the July 1 deadline.


YQCA opportunities in Van Buren County

  • Tuesday, February 116:30 p.m. – Van Buren ISD Conference Center in Lawrence

https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCA_February_11_2020_MSU/ Registration closes Feb 9.


  • Wednesday, March 11- 6:30 p.m. – Van Buren ISD Conference Center in Lawrence

https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCAMarch112020VanBuren/ Registration closes March 9.


  • Thursday, April 23- 6:30 p.m. – Van Buren ISD Conference Center in Lawrence

https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCAApril232020VanBuren/ Registration closes April 21.


  • Wednesday, May 66:30 p.m. – Van Buren ISD Conference Center in Lawrence

https://events.anr.msu.edu/YQCAMay62020VanBuren/ Registration closes May 4.


To find the registration links for YQCA classes being hosted by MSU Extension in  other counties go to https://www.canr.msu.edu/outreach/events, search for YQCA. Find the appropriate class, click the link and proceed to the registration site. NO late registrations will be allowed. Parents/guardians are encouraged and welcome to attend the YQCA class with their child.


If you have any questions regarding YQCA please contact Janice Zerbe at 269- 657-8213.


Download and print your copy of the 2020 education requirements and schedule here.