Check Your QA Status

4-H Online has been updated with Assuring Quality Care for Animals (aka QA) status. Please check your status under training.

FFA exhibitors, please check with your advisor. They have the list. If you are in FFA in another county, have your advisor email regarding your completion status.

Please refer QA questions to Gigi

Find “Do It Your Way” QA options:  QA Flyer

ANR Programming Newsletter: Week of May 3, 2021



Remember to check out  You can find the calendar and programs under here:






East Ohio Women In Agriculture Program Series 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm



Southern Ohio Farm Show (Virtual) 10:00 am to 11:00 am


11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Great Lakes Vegetable Working Group Podcast 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm


2021 Virtual Pullorum School 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

High Tunnel Soilless Strawberry Field Night 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Urban Farmers Workshop on USDA Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm


2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops 8:00 am to 5:00 pm



2021 Buckeye Fresh Mini Meat Cutting Workshops 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Livestock News and Updates

Sheep News

  • Ruminal Acidosis (Grain Overload)
    • Dr. Richard Bowen, Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University (Previously published online with Colorado State University, VIVO Pathophysiology) The rumen encases a complex Read more about Ruminal Acidosis (Grain Overload)
  • Crossbreeding for Profit
    • Susan Schoenian, Sheep & Goat Specialist, the University of Maryland Small Ruminant Extension Program (Previously published on the Maryland Small Ruminant Page) With breeding animal sale season Read more about Crossbreeding for Profit
  • Everything You Need to Know About Worms in 25 Minutes – Dahlia O’Brien

Beef Cattle 

  • Feed Your Cows and Your Forage
  • Matching Nutrient Intake to the Production Cycle of Beef Cows
  • The energy requirements for an Angus beef cow throughout her annual production cycle
  • Pasture Bloat Concerns and Responses
  • Cow Nutrition and Implications for Reproductive Performance, Fetal Development, and Calf Performance
  • Weekly Livestock Comments for April 23, 2021
  • April Cattle on Feed and 2020 Comparisons

Horticulture Programs

Gatherings in the Garden, hosted by Master Gardener of Cuyahoga County, sessions will be held on the second and fourth Saturdays, now through the end of the year, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.

Master Gardeners will receive one CE for their participation.

Upcoming sessions include:

  • Vegetable Series: Heirloom Vegetables and Flowers, 5/8
  • Herbs, 5/22
  • Rain Gardens, 6/12
  • Managing pests in the vegetable garden without chemicals, 6/26

Please follow this link to register:

Note: Registration will close at 4:00pm the Friday before each session to guarantee all paid registrants receive the Zoom link in time for Saturday’s session.

Information on how to connect to the online webinar will be sent to all registrants on Friday, April 23rd, after 4:00 PM.

Questions or concerns, contact:

Can My Woodlot be a Solution to Climate Change?

Join us Friday, May 7th for the webinar ‘Can My Woodlot be a Solution to Climate Change?’  Join SENR’s Roger Williams, Associate professor in forest management, explores how our forests sequester carbon, what management practices affect carbon sequestration, and what practices may qualify for carbon credits.  AEDE’s Brent Sohngen and SENR’s Sayeed Mehmood join us for the Q&A session to help answer the questions you have.

Both ISA and SAF continuing education credits are available for this webinar.

Register here


“Do it your Way!” Quality Assurance

Get registered today!

Sessions are this week!

Registration is required! 

Registration link

Information flyer

QA due by June 1 for Clermont County participants

April 20 Virtual

April 24 In-person class – Session 1 is now open to anyone, not just those camping.

  • Session 1 – 10a (33 seats open)
  • Session 2 – 1p (29 seats open)

April 24 In-person test out 10a-1p.

  • Ages 12-14 and 15-18. In large or small animal category per age group.


“Do it Your Way” Quality Assurance

Clermont County is offering several options for you to “Do it Your Way” for 2021 Youth Quality Assurance. Clermont QA must be completed by June 1, each year for the county and state fair exhibition.

Exhibitors who are taking food grade animals in the categories of market beef, market hog, market lamb, market poultry (chicken, turkey, duck), market goats (meat or dairy), market rabbits, lactating dairy cattle, and all types of dairy goats, lactating or not.

***New for Clermont 2021, Dairy Breed Goats of all ages are required to complete QA. Dairy wethers in the market show have not changed QA requirements, it is required. Wethers showed in pack, harness, or companion, that is not in the market shows, are exempt.

Registration Flyer

Why it’s important to teach food safety in animal production, click here for more information.

Thank you to all the exhibitors who have already completed this year’s training at a statewide virtual session, the BEST session this winter or at another opportunity. 

Test Out Option (ages 12-14 or 15-18)

  • April 24, 10am–1pm in the 4-H Hall Kitchen
    • Must pre-register at this link 
    • COVID 19 Restrictions will be in place. Masks must be worn at all times.
    • Proctor has the right to ask you to come back if the room has reached capacity.

Online YQCA Training

•Use this link to find directions and registration information

In-person Training

  • April 24, Session 1: 10am-11am (priority to spring camp out attendees) Session 2: 1pm-2pm
    • LIMITED SEATING. No walk-ins. No extra people allowed to stay.
    • Must pre-register at this link
    • COVID 19 Restrictions will be in place. Masks must be worn at all times.

County Virtual Training (Poultry Clinic)

Ag Ed/FFA Training

  • Check with your teacher for dates training will be offered. The teacher will submit a list of names to the Extension Office.
  • Yes, you are permitted to complete QA in an alternate county school if the teacher is properly certified. The teacher will need to submit names to Clermont County Extension Office.

Statewide Virtual Training

  • Watch our social media pages for shared statewide training that is offered virtually.

The Changing Landscapes Webinar series

The Eastern Region of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar series “Changing Landscapes: Land Use Planning Curriculum.” Five, 45-minute webinars with associated case studies, followed by 15-minute discussions, and a 1-hour open discussion to end the series are planned. This series builds on the 2015 online publication Changing Landscapes: Land Use Planning Curriculum for Natural Resource Professionals and its associated 21 factsheets made available to you in the attached flyer.

Webinar content includes the history of planning, policies that direct planning, essential collaborative and conflict resolution skills, and how regulatory and non-regulatory tools are used in planning.

The training is targeted at anyone interested in the planning process who hopes to become more familiar with its many aspects and uses. It’s meant to improve the skill set of those who are not versed in planning, are interested in how planning tools can be used to protect natural resources, and aspire to encourage green investment when development occurs, rather than after it occurs.

This webinar series was developed by Laurie Brown, Conservation Ecologist, and Becca Pruett, Landscape Designer, Vireo. Vireo is an award-winning, LEED-certified landscape architecture, environmental, and land use planning and design consulting firm based in Kansas City, MO, and Omaha, NE.

The webinar series is free and provides ISA Certified Arborist credits.