Youth Quality Assurance is an important part of the educational experience for 4-H and FFA members. Members who plan to exhibit livestock at the 2020 Adams County Fair will be required to complete Quality Assurance prior to exhibition. The Ohio Department of Agriculture has waived the 45 day before exhibition rule for 2020 only. ODA has also authorized OSU Extension to deliver Quality Assurance virtually with specific guidelines.
This gives us greater flexibility in planning and delivering the required material to our members. In Adams County the following options will be available to meet the Quality Assurance requirement for 2020.
Virtual Quality Assurance via Zoom – Kristy will be offering 5 sessions of Quality Assurance through May and early June. Members must register for the session at least 48 hours prior to the start time and will be emailed a link 24 hours in advance of the session. Members will need to log in using a computer or the Zoom app available for free to download to your device. Members will be required to view material, respond to questions and type into the chat box. If you do not have a microphone on your computer, you can communicate through the chat option. Register at https://go.osu.edu/adamsqa. All 5 sessions will cover large and small animal QA and are open to all Adams County 4-H and FFA members. Attendance will be limited to 40 families per Zoom session.
Online YQCA – For 2020, online YQCA is an approved option to complete Quality Assurance training. The online course costs $12 per member and each child will be required to have a unique email address. A help sheet providing step by step instructions for families interested in utilizing this online option is available on the Livestock tab of the Adams County Extension page. The $12 fee associated with this option is not refundable, cannot be waived by nor is it paid to OSU Extension Adams County.
There will be no test out option for 2020. Clubs and chapters will receive a list of members who need to be certified from the Extension office. If you have questions regarding Quality Assurance please contact Kristy at email@example.com or Barbie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring tag-in for the 2020 Adams County Junior Fair will be done online due to the restrictions in place during COVID-19. Exhibitors will complete online forms to register their livestock for the fair using a combination of photos and farm tags, scrapie id’s and ear notches for identification purposes. Official fair tags will not be distributed prior to fair check in. Online registrations are due May 13, 2020 for market goats, market lambs, market hogs and feeders calves.
Both 4-H and FFA members planning to exhibit livestock at the 2020 Adams County Fair will need to complete this online registration. You will need to submit 3 photos of your animal, one of each side and a front/tag/ear notch view. Sheep and goats are required to have a scrapie id and cannot be registered without this number. If your market hog does not have ear notches or a tag or your feeder calf does not have a tag, it is preferable for you to tag these animals prior to submitting your registration. If you are unable to self tag these animals, please email Kristy at email@example.com for further instructions.
2020ACJF Market Goat Registration
2020ACJF Market Lamb Registration
2020 ACJF Feeder Calf Registration
2020ACJF Market Hog Registration
Members enrolled in these projects were emailed the links on April 22, 2020 to the email address provided during enrollment. If you did not receive an email and are enrolled in one of these projects, please notify the office.
Horse, dairy, breeding livestock, market rabbit, poultry, and specialty goat online submission forms will be released in the near future.
If you have questions regarding the market registration forms please contact the office at 937-544-2339, firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
This document was distributed via email to all 4-H families, FFA exhibitors and volunteers with an email address on file with Adams County 4-H. If you have additional questions, please contact Kristy at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbie at email@example.com.
Livestock skillathons offer youth an opportunity to test their knowledge on production, management and nutrition of the species they are raising. Testing and applying knowledge is an important part of the experiential learning model that we use in 4-H. In 2020 our skillathons will likely look much different, but their importance to your project has not changed. With that in mind, we are sharing study resources from Wayne County 4-H. Visit the website below to practice with your species skillathon, feed identification or explore another species.
Want to dig in to a 4-H project that’s a good match for staying at home? See our collection of Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects. When a copy opens on your screen, you can save or print it from there. Stay at home and stay healthy, 4-H’ers! (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.)
To add one of these great project options to your 2020 Adams County 4-H enrollment email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com before the April 15 deadline to add or drop projects.