2020 Quality Assurance Dates

To be eligible for participation in the Greene County Fair, potential youth exhibitors must participate in one of the following Livestock Quality Assurance Programs.  If youth are taking the following projects, this is required: Beef (market steers, breeding, feeder calf), Dairy (heifers, feeders and cows if lactating or have lactated and feeders if selling- heifers before lactation do not need it), goats (all), poultry (all), rabbit (all), sheep (all), llamas & alpacas, and swine.  Parents are encouraged to attend but not required.

Youth need to attend a QA training conducted by OSU Extension or FFA Advisor.  Clubs will not be able to conduct this training in 2020.

New for 2020!  All llama and alpaca exhibitors must participate in this yearly requirement.

The following trainings will count as the annual training to show during the 2020 4-H year. All will take place at the OSU Extension Office located at 100 Fairground Road, Xenia, OH

If youth attend a Quality Assurance training in another county or a statewide program, a copy of the certificate must be on file with our office.  This is the responsibility of the youth exhibitor to get a copy to our office.

All Quality Assurance trainings must be completed by June 1 to show for 2020.


February 3, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Beef Quality Assurance (BQA)


February 10, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Pork Quality Assurance (PQA)


March 23, 2020

9:00 a.m.

Quality Assurance Test Out


March 23, 2020

10:00 a.m.


March 26, 2020

1:00 p.m.

Pork Quality Assurance (PQA)


March 26, 2020

5:30 p.m.


April 8, 2020

5:30 p.m.

Check out the flyer on our website

QA, Teen Opportunity, and Volunteer Training

Just a reminder fo this great opportunity for youth to get their annual Quality Assurance training covered and learn about teen opportunities available in 4-H.  Also, the annual requirement for volunteer training will be offered!  This is the last opportunity for this.

Please see flyer for registration information.

Hope to see you there!

Great Opportunity for 4-H Training for Adults and Youth


Mark your calendars for a Multi-County 4-H Training on Thursday, February 28.  Great way for 4-H Volunteers to get their mandatory Policy 1.50 Training (two sessions offered) and youth to get their Quality Assurance Training.

Register today atgo.osu.edu/2019multicountytraining

Topics include:

  • Policy 1.50 – Two sessions offered.  Come early for the 6:30 class.
  • Livestock Updates and Quality Assurance – from Lizz Share, State Extension Specialist, 4-H/Youth Development Livestock and Food Animal Programs
  • Cloverbud Volunteer Resources
  • Poultry
  • Cake Decorating & Creative Arts
  • Teen Trips & Opportunities
  • Growing Great Qualities in Kids
  • How to Complete Your 4-H Project

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for youth and adult volunteers!

Multi-County 4-H Training

For the second year, we will be offering a volunteer training with a youth component!

Training will take place February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Warren County Career Center.  Please register at go.osu.edu/2019multicountytraining 

Quality Assurance will be offered!  Don’t miss out.  An additional teen session would be for teen trips and state opportunities.

In addition, all volunteers still needing the required 1.50 training, this is the place to go.  This will meet the annual requirement.

Additional breakout sessions include Cloverbud Volunteer training, Cake Decorating/Creative Arts updates, Growing Great Qualities in Kids, and Woodworking.

Don’t miss out!

OSU Jr. Swine Day

Are you planning on showing hogs at the Greene County Fair?  Mark your calendars for the OSU Jr. Swine Day.  It will take place on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Registration fee is $10 per person.  Please pre-register by March 16.  Registration is limited to register early!

Agenda includes evaluating and selecting your pig project, meat science, feeding show pigs, becoming a “swientist” with healthy habits for you and your pig, showmanship and OHPIGS, and Assuring Quality Care for Animals and Youth PQA Certification.

Click here for registration information.