PQA Plus Advisor Training

The Illinois Pork Producers Association and the University of Illinois Extension are teaming up to offer a training opportunity for Advisors needing re-certification in PQA Plus® Version 4.0 or for those needing first-time Advisor certification. 


Dates and Times

The PQA Plus® Advisor training sessions will begin at 9:30 AM and conclude by 3:00 PM. Cost is $20/person and includes lunch and all training materials.

Three trainings are scheduled. Please check the box on the form for your date and location.

  1. June 20, 2019 – The Maschhoffs, 7475 St. Rt. 127, Carlyle, IL
  2. July 11, 2019 – Carthage Vet Office, 303 N 2nd St., Carthage, IL
  3. July 25, 2019 – IL Dept. of Agriculture, 801 E Sangamon Ave., Springfield, IL

Registration / Application

  • Advisors seeking re-certification need only submit registration materials.
  • NEW advisors must submit an application. Acceptance into the program requires that applicants meet the following criteria:
  1. Be a veterinarian, extension specialist or ag educator (defined for this program as a person who spends full time in adult education or at least half time in production training) AND
  2. Have a D.V.M. or B.S. in animal science or an equivalent combination of education and swine production experience as determined by the PQA Plus trainer reviewing the application AND
  3. Have two years of recent documentable swine production experience.


Registration fee can be paid the day of the training. Space may be limited so register early if possible.

For questions regarding qualification and the training program, email Dr. Rob Knox at rknox@illinois.edu or call 217-244-5177.


For more information on the training or application form, please contact Mike Borgic at IPPA (217)529-3100 or mike@ilpork.com.