For more details on Quality Assurance options, visit: muskingum.osu.edu/livestock
All Muskingum County Youth must have the QA Certification by June 15. Youth planning to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair must complete certification 45 days before the start of State Fair.
Participants must pre-register no later than the day before the test-out.
- All youth 12-14 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA until they turn 15 years old.
- All youth 15-18 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA for the remainder of their Junior Fair years.
- Youth are only permitted to take one test per calendar year. If a youth does not pass the QA test, they will be required to attend a QA program to gain certification.
- Youth will either take the Large Animal (Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Swine) test or Small Animal (Poultry, Rabbit) test. QA certification is good for all animal projects taken no matter which test is passed.
A study guide is available online at: go.osu.edu/qastudyguide.
QA Test-Out Dates
(if possible, based on current restrictions)
March 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds
April 14, 6-8 p.m., Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds
- Youth registering are asked to select an arrival time in an effort to help us manage program numbers on site.
- Properly worn face masks are required.
- Hand sanitizer will be available and high touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly.
- Youth will check in with Extension Office staff/Livestock Committee volunteers upon arrival and be led to their testing table with materials.
- Tables will be positioned to insure social distancing and will be disinfected when each youth completes the test.
- Youth will be asked to leave their tests for grading and will be notified if they passed the test via e-mail. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail listed on this registration.
- Do not attend in-person activities if you or anyone living in your household is experiencing symptoms associated with the coronavirus, or any other communicable illness.