LAST CHANCE: Quality Assurance Requirement Due June 1st

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

We have now finished all of our Quality Assurance (QA) training programs. Please remember that all 4-H and FFA members taking livestock projects must complete their Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st of each year to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair and/or the Ohio State Fair. If you have not attended a QA training, please know that your only option at this point to meet that requirement is to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) online training course.

To complete the YQCA training course, please visit https://yqcaprogram.org/ to register and complete the course. There is a $12 fee to utilize the YQCA training module. Instructions on how to do so can be found HERE. Once completed, please email a copy of your completion certificate to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can give you credit for your QA requirement. If you utilize this option, PLEASE allow enough time to complete it before the June 1st deadline. The certificates are timestamped and any certificate with a June 2nd date or later will not meet our QA requirement.

If you are no longer planning to take any livestock projects this year, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have those projects removed from your enrollment.

Quality Assurance and YQCA Options

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

We are down to our last few Quality Assurance sessions. Please remember that all 4-H and FFA members taking livestock projects must complete their Quality Assurance requirement by June 1st of each year to be eligible to show at the Hartford Fair and/or the Ohio State Fair. There are still a few spots left for the final sessions that will be offered through Licking County. You can sign up here: https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022.

If you miss out on attending one of the Licking County Quality Assurance sessions, you will need to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training that is completed as an online course. Visit https://yqcaprogram.org/ to register and complete the course. There is a $12 fee to utilize the YQCA training module. Instructions on how to do so can be found HERE. Once completed, please email a copy of your completion certificate to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can give you credit for your QA requirement. If you utilize this option, PLEASE allow enough time to complete it before the June 1st deadline. The certificates are timestamped and any certificate with a June 2nd date or later will not meet our QA requirement.

If you are no longer planning to take any livestock projects this year, please reach out to Adrienne Anderson at anderson.1410@osu.edu to have those projects removed from your enrollment.

Quality Assurance: 2022 4-H and FFA QA Requirements

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2022. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects. Training must be completed by no later than June 1st.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2022, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2021, that meets your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have tested out in 2020 (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 65 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 2-3 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, check your spam/junk email folder first – it may be there! If not there either, you can reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away, as you likely typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2022, as well as the complete list of dates, online here. All advisors and members may only register for ONE session, as space is limited. We also ask that if members of a family are planning to attend the same sessions, that they all register through the same login – complete registration one time, but add all names in the box provided. If you must cancel or changes sessions, please email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can make adjustments to allow space for someone else.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at http://yqca.org/. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the top of the page. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through a separate link on the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we will know that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2022 project/fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early, as well as those who wait until the last minute, when all other trainings have already been held. (Note: YQCA is NOT intended for use by 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2020 as a age 15-18 member (only 16 individuals), we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year. We will not be offering the test-out option in 2022 due to the difficulties experienced in doing so during 2020 and the very few members who took advantage of this option.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.

Quality Assurance: 2022 Licking County 4-H/FFA QA Sign-Up

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2022. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects. Training must be completed by no later than June 1st.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2022, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2021, that meets your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have tested out in 2020 (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 65 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 2-3 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, check your spam/junk email folder first – it may be there! If not there either, you can reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away, as you likely typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2022, as well as the complete list of dates, online here. All advisors and members may only register for ONE session, as space is limited. We also ask that if members of a family are planning to attend the same sessions, that they all register through the same login – complete registration one time, but add all names in the box provided. If you must cancel or changes sessions, please email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can make adjustments to allow space for someone else.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at http://yqca.org/. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the top of the page. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through a separate link on the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we will know that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2022 project/fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early, as well as those who wait until the last minute, when all other trainings have already been held. (Note: YQCA is NOT intended for use by 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2020 as a age 15-18 member (only 16 individuals), we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year. We will not be offering the test-out option in 2022 due to the difficulties experienced in doing so during 2020 and the very few members who took advantage of this option.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.

YQCA Training Open for Online Quality Assurance Option

For members who wish to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) online training in place of attending a traditional Quality Assurance (QA) training, the new YQCA site is now available. While members are encouraged to attend one of the fourteen FREE QA trainings that are being offered in Licking County, YQCA offers an additional opportunity for members to meet their annual requirement in order to show livestock at the Hartford Fair and/or Ohio State Fair. Please follow the instructions HERE to create an account and complete the training if you wish to do so. Once completed, please save a copy of your certificate of completion and email it to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so we can mark your QA requirement complete.

PLEASE NOTE: there is a monetary cost per member to complete this training whereas the county trainings are free. Please use whatever option works best for your family.

Quality Assurance: 2022 Licking County 4-H/FFA QA Sign-Up

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2022. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects. Training must be completed by no later than June 1st.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2022, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2021, that meets your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have tested out in 2020 (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 65 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 2-3 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, check your spam/junk email folder first – it may be there! If not there either, you can reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away, as you likely typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2022, as well as the complete list of dates, online here. All advisors and members may only register for ONE session, as space is limited. We also ask that if members of a family are planning to attend the same sessions, that they all register through the same login – complete registration one time, but add all names in the box provided. If you must cancel or changes sessions, please email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can make adjustments to allow space for someone else.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at http://yqca.org/. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the top of the page. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through a separate link on the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we will know that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2022 project/fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early, as well as those who wait until the last minute, when all other trainings have already been held. (Note: YQCA is NOT intended for use by 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2020 as a age 15-18 member (only 16 individuals), we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year. We will not be offering the test-out option in 2022 due to the difficulties experienced in doing so during 2020 and the very few members who took advantage of this option.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

Members planning to complete the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) course to meet their Quality Assurance requirement should wait to complete that course until after March 23, 2022.

The program will be moving to a new platform and previous completion certificates will no longer be available and there will be no access to incomplete courses. If you have completed the course since October 1, 2021 to now, please print/save your certificate and send to Lisa McCutcheon (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) so we can ensure you receive credit for your Quality Assurance requirement for 2022.

If you already purchased a course fee for 2022, please be sure to complete that course and save your certificate prior to March 23, 2022 as refunds will not be given for unused/incomplete courses. Please don’t purchase any course fees until after the new system launches on March 23, 2022. You can find a help sheet on saving your certificate here: YQCA Help Sheet – Save your Certificate

 

 

 

Licking County 4-H/FFA Quality Assurance

Licking County Livestock Project Members (beef | dairy | dairy feeder | goat | poultry | rabbit | sheep | swine)…

BACKGROUND: All members in the above-listed projects are required to complete a Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) training on an annual basis in order to exhibit in Junior Fair programs such as the Hartford Fair and Ohio State Fair. You will find details below allowing you to complete the QA requirement for 2022. As a reminder, this requirement pertains to all livestock project members, as well as at least one Club Advisor from each club containing a member enrolled in livestock projects. Training must be completed by no later than June 1st.

As you plan to complete your QA requirement in 2022, you’ve got TWO primary options!

  • Attend an online QA training offered by Licking County Extension Office
  • Participate in the YQCA national training program online
  • …or you may have obtained your training through an OCA BEST Show, Ohio Beef Expo, or other training external to Licking County, offered since October 2021, that meets your requirement for this year.
  • …or you may have tested out in 2020 (ages 15-18, passed test), which covers your requirement for this year.

LICKING COUNTY ONLINE TRAINING REGISTRATION…

To sign-up for one of the online trainings offered in Licking County, simply go to https://go.osu.edu/QASignUp2022, and complete the registration form, at which time you’ll choose your preferred session. Please notice that all sessions are species-specific. Make your selection carefully… Sessions will fill to a capacity of 65 families on a first-come, first-served basis. You’ll receive an email confirmation right away (within 2-3 minutes), then the zoom link and handouts will come approximately 24 hours in advance of your training. If you DON’T RECEIVE THE CONFIRMATION, check your spam/junk email folder first – it may be there! If not there either, you can reach out to Lisa (mccutcheon.46@osu.edu) right away, as you likely typed your email address incorrectly. You can view complete information pertaining to Quality Assurance requirements for 2022, as well as the complete list of dates, online here. All advisors and members may only register for ONE session, as space is limited. We also ask that if members of a family are planning to attend the same sessions, that they all register through the same login – complete registration one time, but add all names in the box provided. If you must cancel or changes sessions, please email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we can make adjustments to allow space for someone else.

YQCA ONLINE TRAINING….

Online training is available through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) web-based program. The program is typically offered at a cost of $12 per youth member. You can find additional details online at http://yqca.org/. You must first purchase a Coupon Code (registration fee) to complete the training. You’ll find those instructions behind the “Buy Coupon” tab, at the top of the page. You can submit the order form by email or mail – but don’t wait until the last minute to choose this option, as the payment process takes a little time. Once you have the Coupon Code, you can log in to the YQCA system, and complete the appropriate training modules. All 4-H members will use their 4honline username and password to login, while those who are FFA members will login through a separate link on the same login page.  Upon completion of certification, you need to email mccutcheon.46@osu.edu so that we will know that you have completed the training (We would also suggest notifying your 4-H / FFA Advisor). We will them remove you from the list of those who still need to complete QA training for the 2022 project/fair year. This online certification is a great option for many of you who wish to go ahead and get your training out of the way early, as well as those who wait until the last minute, when all other trainings have already been held. (Note: YQCA is NOT intended for use by 4-H / FFA advisors).

TEST OUT…

If you tested out in 2020 as a age 15-18 member (only 16 individuals), we have record of your test and you will automatically receive credit for this year. We will not be offering the test-out option in 2022 due to the difficulties experienced in doing so during 2020 and the very few members who took advantage of this option.

EXTERNAL TRAINING…

If you attended a training outside of Licking County, we’d encourage you to pass along proof of attendance to mccutcheon.46@osu.edu, to ensure that you receive credit. Most training hosts will share attendance records, but there’s always a chance that they do not. By you sharing your proof of attendance, it ensures that you receive the appropriate credit.

YQCA Update

For any 4-H families who have utilized the YQCA online Quality Assurance certification training modules, this message is for you! YQCA is moving to a new program platform online, and for this reason, you need to know the following:

  • If the 4-H / FFA member completed the YQCA online certification program since October 1, 2021, intending it to fulfill your 2022 QA certification requirement, you need to go online and download their certificate and send it to Lisa McCutcheon at mccutcheon.46@osu.edu. This will allow the training to count toward your 2022 requirement.
  • If the member has not yet completed the YQCA online certification, but is planning to do so for 2022, please be sure to WAIT UNTIL AFTER MARCH 23, when the system is scheduled to switch over to the new platform.  Lisa McCutcheon will begin publicizing YQCA options once she knows that they are up and running, ready for new certifications.

For those who are unfamiliar with YQCA, you need to take no action at this time, and will become more familiar with this training option later in the spring. YQCA is a national, online training program for Livestock Quality Assurance certification. This program charges a user fee of $12 per youth to complete, and is not an option for adult volunteer / advisor training. This is one of many options for completing QA certification, and one of the only options that charges a fee. It can be helpful in some situations, but is not encouraged for beginner level project members.

Beef Quality Assurance Opportunity

National BQA certification is valid for three years and the program started in 2018 so many are due to re-certify now.  There is no fee involved and this meeting will qualify as either a new certification or a recertification. This will also fulfill the Quality Assurance requirement for 4-H and FFA at the Hartford Fair for 2022.

This event is sponsored by the Licking County Cattlemen’s Association.  Membership is not required but is encouraged and is just $10 per family.

The date is Sunday, January 23rd at 1 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

Location:  Claylick Run Farm 11970 Cross Rd. Newark, OH 43056

Please call the Extension Office at 740-670-5315 to reserve your spot.