All Youth Agriculture Content
Curriculum to teach students about the facets of rangelands.
Life skills are tools people use to deal with daily situations, make important decisions and enhance their quality of life.
There are several opportunities for youth in South Dakota to get exposed to rangeland ecology and management, with involvement from several partners across the state. Learn about some exciting opportunities offered each year!
About YQCA – the national program
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth ages 8 to 21 with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. The YQCA program is an annual certification created for youth producing and/or showing beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, swine, poultry, and rabbits. The program has been designed by extension specialists and national livestock program managers to ensure it is accurate, current and relevant to the needs of the animal industry and shows, and is appropriate for youth learning levels.
Guide for judging South Dakota rangelands for livestock and wildlife values
4-H Youth Development must place an importance on developing “youth experience” versus “contest participation and competition."
SDSU Extension's youth development programs help prepare youth to meet the challenges of adolescence and adulthood.
December 03, 2021
Twenty 4-H youth involved in the beef project area traveled to the Cottonwood Field Station to participate in the South Dakota State University Extension Cattle AI Day Camp held Nov. 6.
August 16, 2021
The Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum Workshop scheduled for Aug. 19 at the South Dakota State University Extension Pierre Regional Center has been postponed.