Quality Assurance and Horse Safety & Ethics Training

FFA and 4-H members who are planning to exhibit a food quality animal for the 2019 Clermont County Fair must participate in Assuring Quality Care for Animals (a.k.a. QA Training).

The following animals MUST attend AQCA training each year, unless they have completed and passed the test out option:

  • market steers/heifers
  • feeder calves
  • lactating dairy goats
  • lactating dairy cattle
  • market lambs
  • market hogs
  • market goats
  • market poultry
  • meat rabbits

All exhibitors needing AQCA training must have it completed by June 1st of the current year to be eligible to show and sell at the county and state fair.  Exhibitors who attend a training in another county are responsible for submitting their paperwork to OSU Extension – Clermont County by June 1st.  FFA members may meet the qualification through their Agriculture Education coursework. FFA Advisers must turn in a list of those who completed by June 1st to OSU Extension – Clermont County. This includes neighboring county Ag Ed/FFA programs too.

FFA and 4-H members who are planning to exhibit an equine project for the first time (regardless of age) must participate in Horse Safety and Ethics.

Clermont County AQCA  and Horse Safety & Ethics Training Dates (livestock and equine):

Wed., April 24 Felicity H.S. Horse Safety & Ethics 5:00 p.m.
Wed., April 24 Felicity H.S. Quality Assurance 6:30 p.m.
Sat., April 27 4-H Hall Quality Assurance 10:30 a.m.
Sat., April 27 4-H Hall Horse Safety & Ethics 11:30 a.m.
Mon., April 29 Grant Career Center Horse Safety & Ethics 5:00 p.m.
Mon., April 29 Grant Career Center Quality Assurance 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 18 Clermont County Fairgrounds Horse Safety & Ethics TBD
Thurs., May 23 4-H Hall Poultry Clinic with Quality Assurance 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

UPDATE: The poultry clinic will be open to all exhibitors.  Anyone can attend the poultry clinic and receive credit for quality assurance, regardless of project.

Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the start of each program.

Click here for a list of local and state-wide events that meet the Quality Assurance requirements.

If you have questions, please call the Extension Office at 513-732-7070.

 

 

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