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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Main Office (Effingham County)
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office (Clay County)
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Fayette County)
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Branch Office (Jasper County)
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Upcoming Events

Fayette County-Youth PQA Training

March 23, 2017 (6:00 PM - 8:00 PM )

Fayette County Extension Office
118 N. Sixth St.
Vandalia, IL 62471 (Fayette County)

Youth PQA Training will be held at the Fayette County Extension office on Thursday, March 23 from 6-8 PM. 

Every youth exhibiting a swine project is required to complete the Youth Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) training. The National Pork Board sponsors the training to help producers, including youth, understand the importance of raising pork which is safe and produced in a responsible way. Youth may select whichever training best fits their schedule, but be sure to tell the staff if you’re attending in a county outside your  4-H membership.

Effingham, Fayette and Jasper counties follow the National Pork Association rules for Youth:

· Youth 8-11 years of age (Beginner) must attend an approved Youth PQA Plus education program each year.

· Youth 12-14 years of age (Intermediate) must attend the PQA training the first year in this age division and pass the test. You do not need to recertify at age 13 or 14.

· Youth 15-19 years of age (Advanced) must attend the PQA training the first year in this age division and pass the test. You do not need to recertify again.