2023 Quality Assurance Opportunities- Updated 1.4.23

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

 

Animal Facility Audit 

Emergency Action Plan

YQCA Information 

 

Quality Assurance

6PM

April 19

Virtual Via Zoom

10AM

April 22

Merchant Building DCF

6:30PM

May 16

Ag. Center (new Junior Fair Building) 

6:30PM

June 1

Ag. Center (new Junior Fair Building) 

6:30PM

June 5

Ag. Center (new Junior Fair Building) 

*The QA clinic on June 5 is after the deadline for the Hartford fair and will not meet the requirement for exhibitors.

*All Livestock will be required to attend a QA session by July 1 in order to show at Delaware County Fair.

For in-person QA- NO PREREGISTRATION IS NEEDED

For the Virtual QA session register at: https://go.osu.edu/delqa

 

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.  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. Email Jacci at smith.11005@osu.edu  to schedule. 

 

YQCA Online- Online Quality Assurance modules through YQCA. Work at your pace and on your own time

You have the option to complete your Quality Assurance requirement online. Please follow the instructions below. For this option to count as your Quality Assurance in Delaware County you MUST email your certification number to Jacci at smith.11005@osu.edu once you have completed the course. 

Instructions for completing QA online 

Nearby Quality Assurance Training Dates:

  • Most dates are early March through the end of May

 

COUNTY CONTACT INFORMATION:

 

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

 

Quality Assurance 2023 - Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • Who must attend Quality Assurance?  All 4-H and FFA members taking Market Beef, Market Swine, Market Lambs, Breeding sheep, Market and Breeding Rabbits, All 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.

 

  • When is the Quality Assurance attendance deadline? For the Delaware County Fair this deadline is on or before July 1. Hartford Fair deadline is on or before June 1. Ohio Department of Agriculture requires exhibitors to have participated or tested out of a Quality Assurance program within 45 day prior to the opening day of the exhibition. For Ohio State Fair this deadline is TBD

 

  • Does it matter which Quality Assurance I attend?  There are 5 QA programs offered in Delaware County this year. 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.  For the virtual sessions we will have a moderator letting individuals in from a waiting room. Attendance will be taken via the chat feature at the beginning and the end of the session. If you experience technical difficulties during the session email Jacci at smith.11005@osu.edu.

 

 

  • What about the Hartford Fair?   Exhibitors at the Hartford fair taking any market or breeding projects must attend a Quality Assurance program on or before June 1.  Call the Licking Co. Extension office with questions.  The QA sessions on June 5 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 in person opportunities for youth to test out of their Quality Assurance.  Youth ages 12 and above 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!  You can now also take the YQCA online test out option. You must email Jacci at Smith.11005@osu your completion. Information on how to complete this can be found on our website- https://delaware.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/quality-assurance