Meat Animal Project (MAP)


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Youth Quality Care Assurance program is required for every youth wanting to sell an animal in the Youth & Dairy Livestock Auction at the Jefferson County Fair. Currently, there is a $3 cost for YQCA Face to Face or “Instructor-Led Training”. 4-H’ers may take YQCA through online interactive modules for $12. Youth must pre-register and pay with a credit card at .

YQCA (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals) was implemented throughout all of Wisconsin. Youth are required to receive YQCA certification to be eligible for the 2019 sale.

Project members may obtain certification through two ways:

  1. Online Modules: Project members that decide to complete the online modules to must complete a Knowledge Builder (background information on the topic), a Skills Lab (online interactive labs they will need to complete), and a quiz for three different topic areas. They will need to pass the quiz in order to move forward to the next section.
    1. Project Members that are ages 19-21 will only be allowed to complete the online module training.
    2. There is a $12.00 cost for completing the online module.
  2. In-person Training: The Jefferson County Meat Animal Project Committee will offer youth two in-person trainings. The in-person training will be broken down in two groups. The first group will be a training for ages 8-11 year olds and the second will be a training for ages 12-18.
    1. In County YQCA training opportunities are currently scheduled for:
      1. Saturday, February 22, 2020 – at Extension Office
      2. Saturday, April 18, 2020 – at Jefferson County Fair Park
    1. It is highly encouraged first year project members participate in the inperson training instead of completing the online modules.
    2. There is a $3.00 cost for participating in the in-person training.

In-order to participate in the either of these events you MUST pre-register through the YQCA website at Only those that pre-registered for the event can participate in the in-person trainings.

Youth do have the option to attend in-person trainings in other counties that offer them. Just make sure you pre-register for the event as well.


In order for the MAP Committee to verify that you have completed the YQCA Training, you must submit a copy of your certificate to the EXT Office by May 29, 2020. You may email your certificate to or or you may turn in a hard copy.


**YQCA Certification must be obtained and certificate received by May 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm for you to be eligible to sell in the 2020 MAP Sale at the Jefferson County Fair**

MAP Committee Contacts

 Position Name Phone
Beef Representative, Adult Scott Keppen 920-988-2306
Beef Representative, Adult Aric Mindemann** 920-988-5815
Beef Representative, Youth Virginia Klecker** (Reporter) 920-296-8227
Beef Representative, Youth Trevor Messmer** (Treasurer) 920-988-1402
Sheep Representative, Adult Karl Winkelman 920-261-8486
Sheep Representative, Adult Mandy Knapp** 920-253-5761
Sheep Representative, Youth Summer Semrau** 920-397-8110
Sheep Representative, Youth Callie Krause** 920-728-7577
Swine Representative, Adult Willie Jacobson 920-723-1773
Swine Representative, Adult Scot Strauss 920-988-8101
Swine Representative, Youth Mack Mattke** 920-650-0297
Swine Representative, Youth Emma Statz** 920-988-8402
Dairy Representative, Adult Linda Wright 920-253-9398
Dairy Representative, Youth Haden Hartwig** 920-728-1249
Member-at-Large Dan Splinter** 262-490-3039
FFA Representative Michele Chwala** 920-723-3533
Business Representative Jeremy Chwala** 920-723-3557

** Terms expire in 2020.

MAP Data Log

The MAP Data Log is updated when documents are turned into the Extension Office. This log is to help members understand which documents still need to be turned in.

2019-2020 MAP Data Log

MAP Calendar

June 1, 2019 Start of the 2019-20 MAP year for earning educational points

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8

January 14, 2020

February 12 (Wednesday)

March 10

April 14

May 12

June 9

June 23


August 11

2019-20 MAP Meeting Dates

2nd Tuesday of month

Extension Office
864 Collins Rd

7 p.m.

(Unless otherwise noted or publicized)


November 1, 2019 Enrollment due for all returning 4-H members through 4honline
November 11, 2019 Beef Project Kick-Off Meeting from 6:30pm – 7:30pm at EXT Office
December 14, 2019 Beef Weigh-in (9-10:30am) at Fair Park
January 3, 2020 Beef WLIC DNA Postmark Deadline; Project Agreement Forms Due
January 13, 2020 Beef Weigh-in Recording Errors due
Meats Judging Meeting (Carcass Point Opportunity) at 6 p.m. EXT Office
February 17, 2020 Swine Project Kick-Off Meeting at 6-7 pm at Activity Center, Fair Park
February 17, 2020 Sheep Project Kick-Off Meeting, 7-8 pm p.m. EXT Office
February 22, 2020 YQCA Training Event – EXT Office
Prior to March 1, 2020 Enrollment due for New 4-H Members to participate in 2020 County Fair
Meats Judging Meeting (Carcass Point Opportunity) at 6 p.m. EXT Office
Meats Judging Meeting (Carcass Point Opportunity) at 6 p.m. EXT Office
April 5, 2020  Sheep Weigh-in (1-2 p.m.)
April 13, 2020 Sheep & Swine DNA Postmark Deadline; Project Agreement Forms Due
April 15, 2020 All 4-H project changes MUST be made in 4honline
April 18, 2020 Project Learning Day at Fair Park in Jefferson
April 18, 2020 YQCA, Fair Park, Jefferson
May 7, 2020 Sheep & Swine Recording Errors Due
May 12, 2020 Record Book Training at 6 p.m. EXT Office
May 29, 2020 Point Cards & YQCA Certificate due to EXT by 4 p.m.
June 5, 2020 Buyer Cards due to EXT
Early June 2020 Youth notified of sale eligibility by letter from MAP Committee.
June 12, 2020 Buyer Packets Mailed
July 7, 2020 Grading, Weigh-ins & Ultrasound at Fair
July 8-12, 2020 Jefferson County Fair
July 11, 2020 MAP Sale at Fair
July 12, 2020 MAP Award Presentations, 5 pm, MAP Building, Fair Park
July 31, 2020 Thank You Notes Due to EXT by 4:00 pm
September 4, 2020 Project Record Books due by 4 pm to EXT Office

MAP Handbook, By-Laws, & MAP Agreement

Educational Opportunities

**Educational Point Card runs from June 1, 2018 – May 29, 2020. **

  1. Completed educational point cards must be turned in by May 29, 2020 to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm. Point cards received in the drop box after 4 p.m. will be considered late.
  2. See Educational Point Card for point values.
  3. Please be sure that everything you put on the card is pre-approved, signed and legible. Dairy related clinics and judging do not count.
  4. Members in grades 3rd – 8th must earn at least four points.
  5. Members in grades 9th – 12th must earn at least six points.
  6. All members must be YQCA certified.
  7. All members must obtain one carcass educational point; grade 13 members are exempt.
  8. Grade 13 Project members are exempt from the educational point card requirements.
  9. Youth that serve on the MAP Committee are exempt from completing the educational point card but are still required to complete the mandatory points such as the carcass educational and YQCA certification.

Other Opportunities for Points

Events not listed on the point card must be pre-approved by the committee in order for them to count as points. Please contact the committee chairperson or the Extension Office before the monthly committee meeting to have your event approved. All educational points must be completed and approved by May 29, 2020.

 Dairy Judging, World Dairy Expo, Dairy Bowl and Project Animal Sales are a few items that are not included and do not count for points in the MAP Project.

 Signatures on Point Cards:

  • All MAP Committee members may sign point cards. At MAP sponsored events, MAP Committee members will stamp point cards with the MAP approved stamp and initial/date the card at the end of the event.
  • For any other even that is pre-approved, please have a presenter or coordinator from the event clearly print their name and sign it. We would appreciate them adding a phone number also so that the event may be verified.
  • Herd Management: Signature should be a club project leader, club general leader or MAP Committee member that has verified requirements. A child’s parent may not sign their point card for herd management.
  • MAP Committee adult members will verify points and signatures as cards are turned in at their next scheduled meeting.
  • YQCA Certification is required to sell in the sale but is not required as a point requirement for the card/project.
  • No youth should sign their own point card.

Record Books

  1. If you were in the MAP Project last year, you must have completed a record book by September 6, 2019.
  2. If you sign a MAP member agreement and identify an animal either at a weigh-in or through DNA tag option, you are considered an active member of the MAP Project and must turn in a record book by September 4, 2020. Even if your identified animal(s) is not shown at the 2020 Fair and/or sold in the 2020 MAP Sale you must still turn in a record book.
  3. Your required record book must be completed for the animal you sold in the MAP Sale. If you did not sell in the 2020 MAP Sale, your record book can be completed for any animal you identified. It is not required that you create a record book for each animal or each specie you exhibited; only 1 record book is required.
  4. Record books must be turned in complete. If your record book is deemed 50% incomplete, the MAP Committee will review your record book as a committee. Members who turn in record books that are not complete will sell at the END OF THE SALE.
  5. Record Books for 2019-20 are due September 4, 2020 by 4 pm. Record books received after 4 pm in the drop box are considered late.
  6. Record books will be judged only by adult committee members.

Record Books (All record books due to EXT Office by 4 p.m. on Sept. 4, 2020)

Buyer Information

It is the member’s responsibility to talk with prospective buyers and invite them to attend the sale. Each member planning to participate in the meat animal project sale is encouraged to promote the MAP sale by turning in signed buyer cards to the Extension Office by June 5, 2020.

  • 2020 MAP Sale Catalog
  • 2020 MAP Buyer Card (Due to Extension Office on June 5, 2020)
  • 2020 MAP Sale Brochure

Previous Years Sale Brochures:

Committee Agendas & Minutes

Stay tuned for information being uploaded.

Awards & Additional Resources

Sponsorship Opportunities

Stay tuned for information coming soon!

The Meat Animal Project Committee receives educational support from the 4-H Youth Coordinator and the Extension, Jefferson County Office, 864 Collins Road, Jefferson, WI 53549. When you have any questions regarding your meat animal project, contact one of the committee members or the Extension Office. The Extension office may choose to contact a committee member with your question. Your Extension contact is Kim at or at 920-674-7297.

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