Attention Livestock Exhibitors: Quality Assurance Updates as of 4/23/2020

At this time, Quality Assurance CANNOT be taught by club/chapter advisors to Fairfield County 4-H/FFA youth virtually. This has not been approved.

As of 4/21/2020, the Fairfield County Senior Fair Board approved postponing the June 30th Quality Assurance deadline for Fairfield County due to COVID-19 and 4-H in-person events, meetings, and programs being cancelled or postponed through July 6th. A Fairfield County QA deadline will be determined at a later time once we can resume in-person events in the 4-H program.

Anyone planning to enter/exhibit into the Ohio State Fair needs to read this post: 2020 Ohio State Fair Information for Fairfield County 4-H & FFA youth. This link includes Quality Assurance options for state fair exhibitors.

For everyone else – we have time! When in-person 4-H club meetings and events can resume, trained advisors will be able to teach this at your club meeting. We will also reschedule the countywide dates that were previously scheduled for May at the fairgrounds.

If you’d like to take care of your Quality Assurance now, you may do this online through YQCA  (Youth for the Quality Care of Animals). This is the ONLY approved ONLINE Quality Assurance Program for youth in Ohio. For 2020 ONLY, this web-based course has been approved by ODA for 8-18 year olds.

  • Go to: https://yqca.learningrow.lo.
    • Fairfield County 4-H Members should select “sign in with 4-HOnline”. It will prompt you to select a state and then enter your 4-HOnline account information. After successfully logging in, you will be given a list of active family members. Select the family member and start the account creation process.
    • Fairfield County FFA Members (who are not in 4-H) should select FFA & Independent Sign-In.
  • You will need to select the web-based training ($12.00 per member, annually).
  • For a complete list of directions visit: Getting Your YQCA Online Certification
  • When you are finished, please send name(s) and certificate number(s) to Leslie Cooksey at cooksey.25@osu.edu.

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