Quality Assurance

Per the rules of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, all livestock exhibitors (market and breeding livestock) must either attend a Quality Assurance Program (QA) or successfully test out of QA in order to exhibit livestock at the Shelby County Junior Fair or the Ohio State Fair. A parent or guardian of all junior exhibitors (ages 8, 9, 10, and 11) must also attend one of the sessions. Intermediates and Seniors who have not already tested out can do so one hour prior to the start of each QA session. QA can be taken in-county or out-of-county. Those exhibitors who take QA out-of-county are responsible for reporting and verifying what session they attended, as well as when and where.

 

2022 QA Dates

  • 2022 Quality Assurance Dates

    Quality Assurance

    Per the rules of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, all livestock exhibitors (market and breeding livestock) must either attend a Quality Assurance Program (QA) or successfully test out of QA in order to exhibit livestock at the Shelby County Junior Fair or the Ohio State Fair. A parent or guardian of all junior exhibitors (ages 8, 9, 10, and 11) must also attend one of the sessions.

    The 2022 Quality Assurance Dates are as follows:

    • Tuesday, April 12th, and Wednesday, April 13th,  3:15-4:00 pm Fairlawn FFA will hold a test out-Contact Nathan Sailor

    • Thursday, April 14th at the Beige Building on the Fair Grounds from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

    • Thursday, April 28th at Fort Loramie High School Cafeteria from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

    • Sunday, May 1st at Beige Building on the Fair Grounds from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Quality Assurance Test Outs

    • In 2022, we will no longer offer test-outs at individual QA sessions. Instead, test-outs can be completed through the school’s FFA advisor OR youth can set up an appointment with the OSU Extension Office to come in and take the test-out at their convenience. Please call 937-498-7239 to schedule a test-out. Test-outs must be taken by June 1, 2022.
    • Youth ages 12-14 who pass the test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years. The passing of this test only exempts attendance at QA until the member reaches a 4-H age of 15. At that time, they would take the 15-18-year-old test.
    • Youth ages 15-18 years of age who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently.
    • All ages are based on a member’s 4-H age (the age that they are as of January 1 of the current year).
    __Quality Assurance Test Outs
  • In 2022, we will no longer offer test-outs at individual QA sessions. Instead, test-outs can be completed through the school's FFA advisor OR youth can set-up an appointment with the OSU Extension Office to come in and take the test-out at their convenience. Some weekend and evening appointments will be available. Please call 937-498-7239 to schedule a test-out. Test-outs must be taken by June 1, 2022.
  • Youth ages 12-14 who pass the test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years. The passing of this test only exempts attendance at QA until the member reaches a 4-H age of 15. At that time, they would take the 15-18-year-old test.
  • Youth ages 15-18 years of age who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently.
  • All ages are based on a member's 4-H age (the age that they are as of January 1 of the current year).

What will be on the Quality Assurance Test?

This year (2022) the test will primarily be over the Good Production Practices 7, 8, and 9 but other Good Production Practices 10 will be included.

We recommend that members study their 4-H Project Resource Book, focusing on the Quality Assurance section of the book.

You can also use the following references to study:

Junior Fair Market Animal Tagging & Weigh-Ins

2022 Beef

Weigh-in & Tagging Date: Sunday, January 16, 2022/Snow Date is Sunday 23rd

Time: Noon - 1 pm

For questions regarding the beef weigh-in, tag handout, or vaccine check, please contact Sale Committee Chair Chad Huelskamp (937) 394-4908

Feeder Tag handout only and vaccine check Sunday, May 15th from 2-3 pm

Vaccination Dates: TBA

Feeder Booster On-Farm Vaccination Dates: TBA

Lamb/Goat

Mandatory Lamb and Goat Tagging and Optional Weigh-In (For Rate of Gain) Date: Sunday, May 15th

Lambs: Noon - 1 pm

Goats: 1- 2 pm

For questions regarding the lamb weigh-in, please contact Sale Committee Lamb Chair Darren Gates (937) 489-3583.

For questions regarding the goat weigh-in, please contact Sale Committee Goat Chair Shelley Ha 937-214-4308

Rabbits

Rabbit Tattooing: June 25th

  • LETTER TO EXHIBITORS
  • MAP

For questions regarding rabbits, please contact Senior Fair Board Rabbit Chair Eric Garber (937) 638-1334.

 

2022 YQCA

If you or family members have elected to use YQCA's online platform to complete your QA this year, we have some important updates:

  *   YQCA will be transitioning to a new platform. They are preparing for the move to the new platform which will launch on March 23, 2022!

What this means for youth that use YQCA to complete their 2022 QA requirement:

  *   Each youth that has a current and valid certification (taken from October 1, 2021, to now) will need to download their certificate before March 23, 2022.

  *   Instructions to download your certificate are attached.

  *   If you plan to use YQCA but haven't purchased the course, please wait until March 23 when the new platform is launched.

A tour of the new and improved online experience can be found here: https://yqcaprogram.org/#web.

More information can also be found at their new site: https://yqcaprogram.org/