The Ohio Department of Agriculture recently made an update to the Ohio Administrative Code 901-19-07 Quality Assurance as of 3/23/2017. In addition to reviewing this information, please note that the Fairfield County Junior Fair Quality Assurance Requirements for livestock exhibitors are printed in the 4-H Member’s Handbook and will be printed in the Fairfield County Junior Fair Book which will be posted online soon. Fairfield County youth exhibiting livestock at the 2017 Ohio State Fair and/or Fairfield County Junior Fair are required to complete Quality Assurance by June 30th, 2017 (no exceptions) and this must be an approved Quality Assurance event taught by a Certified Instructor or Assistant Instructor. For questions, please contact our office at 740-652-7260.
The complete listing under Quality Assurance as outlined in the Ohio Administrative Code 901-19-07 Quality Assurance reads as follows:(please notice that the information included in section (C) is the updated part of this Rule):
This is a mandatory rule.
(A) Except as stated in paragraph (B) of this rule, sponsors shall require exhibitors at fairs sponsored by county or independent agricultural societies or the Ohio exposition commission to annually attend or complete a quality assurance program sponsored and conducted cooperatively by the exhibition sponsor, Ohio state university extension, Ohio agricultural education, or agricultural commodity organizations.
(B) At the discretion of Ohio state university extension, or Ohio agricultural education, an exhibitor may pass a test based on the appropriate skill level for their age (twelve to fourteen or fifteen to eighteen) under the supervision of Ohio state university extension or Ohio agricultural education before exhibiting terminal or partial terminal market livestock, including market poultry, lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats in a junior livestock show. Youth who pass the test will be exempt from annual quality assurance re-certification until they move to the next age bracket or they are no longer a junior exhibitor (nineteen years of age or older on January first of their last year). Minimum standards for youth food animal quality assurance are as set forth in appendix A to this rule.
(C) Exhibitors who fail to attend or complete a quality assurance program or fail to pass the exam as outlined in paragraph (B) of this rule may be subject to the disciplinary actions listed in rule 901-19-21 of the Administrative Code.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/21/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 901.72
Rule Amplifies: 901.72
Prior Effective Dates: 05/01/97, 03/19/99, 03/25/00, 02/15/03, 02/13/04, 02/19/07, 02/19/2008, 03/21/2016