Per state rules, in order to participate in a youth livestock program (excluding horse, cavies & dogs) at any California Fair, all exhibitors 9 years of age and older must obtain annual certification in the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program or a comparable fair run program approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions Branch. Those not certified are not eligible to participate at a California Fair.
The California Mid-Winter Fair has adopted the YQCA program to meet this requirement. You can take the YQCA program at anytime, but it must be completed prior to the entry deadline on January 15, 2020. As part of the online entry process you must upload a copy of the YQCA certificate you receive upon completion of the program.