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Quality Assurance

 2017 Delaware County Quality Assurance Programs

7:00-8:30 PM

Wed, March 29th

General QA session

Big Walnut High School Auditorium

1:00-2:00 PM 2:00-4:00 PM

Sun, April 9th

Marion/Delaware Poultry Clinic

Marion county Fairgrounds- Show Arena

(QA 1-2) (Poultry Clinic 2-4)

7:00-8:30 PM

Tues, April 25th

General QA Session

Buckeye Valley High School Cafeteria

7:00-8:30 PM

Wed, May 17

General QA Session

Delaware Jr. Fair Building

2:00-4:00 PM

Sat, June 10

General QA Session

Delaware County Fairgrounds, Pig & Lamb Barn


*The QA clinic on June 10th is after the deadline for the Hartford fair and will not meet the requirement for exhibitors.


Quality Assurance Test

Email or call to schedule a convenient time for you!  No tests will be administered after July 1st.  The Quality Assurance test is offered for youth 4-H ages 12 years and older who have previously completed Quality Assurance programming.  Participants must pass by at least 70%.  Participants can receive QA credit for multiple years, depending on their age.  The test may be taken once each year, and participants who do not pass will be required to complete a Quality Assurance program to receive QA credit.   


Nearby Quality Assurance Training Dates:

 (Please contact the county before attending any Quality Assurance Session that is not your own for possible changes.)



Delaware County, 740-833-2030

Knox County, 740-397-0401

Licking County, 740-670-5315

Marion County, 740-223-4040

Union County, 937-644-8117


Licking County Locations - All programs are 6:30 to 8:00 PM

Wednesday March 15-OSU Newark Founder’s Hall

Tuesday April 11- Utica Senior High School

Thursday April 27- Northridge High School

Monday May 1- Johnstown High School

Saturday May 13- OSU Newark Founder’s Hall

Tuesday May 23- Licking Valley High School


Knox County Locations – All programs are 6:00 to 7:30 PM

Thursday March 9– East Knox High School

Thursday April 6 – Centerburg High School

Monday April 24 – Fredericktown High School

Thursday May 11 – Mount Vernon High School

Thursday May 18 – Danville High School


Marion County Locations

Saturday April 1, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.- Evers Arena (Beef Clinic/QA)

Sunday April 9, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.- Evers Arena (QA the Poultry clinic from 2-4)

Thursday Apri1 20, 6:00p.m.- Elgin High School

Thursday May 11, 6:00 p.m.- Evers Arena


Union County Locations

February 16, 7:30-9:00pm- Union Co. Service Center

March 9, 7:00-8:30pm- St. John’s Lutheran Church/School

April 19, 7:00-8:30pm- North Union High School

May 8, 7:00-8:30pm- Union Co. Fairgrounds poultry and rabbit barn

May 13, 10 am- Union Co. Fairgrounds poultry and rabbit barn (Poultry Clinic)

June 27, 7:00-8:30pm- Union Co. Fairgrounds poultry and rabbit barn


Frequently Asked Questions


  • Who must attend Quality Assurance?  All 4-H and FFA members taking Market Beef, Market Lambs, Market Rabbits, Market Poultry, Goats (including Pygmy and Pack goats) and Dairy Cattle MUST attend a Quality Assurance program in order to exhibit at the Delaware County or Ohio State Fair.  Completing the quality assurance requirement each year is mandatory by state law for junior exhibitors.
  • Does it matter which Quality Assurance I attend?  There are 4 QA programs offered in Delaware County this year. The Poultry clinic will focus on poultry but will count for Quality Assurance credit for anyone. Credit will be given for QA attendance regardless of which program you attend.
  • What if I arrive at a Quality Assurance program late?  It is important for each 4-H or FFA member to receive all the training in order to meet Ohio Department of Agriculture requirements.  Anyone arriving more than 10 minutes late will not receive credit for attending the QA session.
  • What happens if I am unable to attend any of the Delaware County Quality Assurance programs?  If you have a conflict with each of the listed Quality Assurance options on the reverse of this sheet, you may contact the Extension office to learn phone numbers or dates for QA programs in other counties.  If you know you will have conflicts with the Delaware County dates, call as soon as possible because many counties have earlier QA dates.
  • What about the Hartford Fair?   Exhibitors at the Hartford fair taking any market or breeding projects (including breeding rabbits) must attend a Quality Assurance program before June 1.  Call the Licking Co. Extension office with questions.  The QA clinic on June 10th is after the deadline for the Hartford fair and will not meet the requirement for exhibitors.
  • Can I Test Out of Quality Assurance?  Yes!  Delaware County offers opportunities for youth to test out of their Quality Assurance.  Youth ages 12 and above who have completed a Quality Assurance program in previous years may take a Quality Assurance test to see how well they know the material.  Youth passing the test may potentially fulfill their QA requirement for multiple years, depending on their age.  Email smith.11005@osu.edu or call the Extension office to schedule a time to take the test or if you have additional questions (740-833-2039).  Tests will NOT be scheduled after July 1st!
  • If I attended the carcass contest after the 2016 fair do I need to attend a QA session this year?  No.  A QA training was offered to all who attended the carcass contest in 2016. QA training is good for one year, which includes the 2017 Delaware County Fair.

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