Quality Assurance Test-Out Option

All market and lactating dairy animal exhibitors must attend a Quality Assurance Session within the State of Ohio in order to exhibit an animal at the Miami County Fair.  The session must be conducted by a qualified instructor.  Exhibitors ages 12-18 have the option to take a test given by a qualified instructor to test out of Quality Assurance.

There are two age groups: 12-14 year olds and 15-18 year olds (age as of January 1st).  If youth test out when they are 12, 13, or 14, they will have to test again at age 15.  Youth ages 15-18 who pass the QA test will test out of the annual QA program permanently.

The test has 50 multiple-choice questions, and youth must score at least a 70% (35 out of 50).  The test is given in two categories - large animals (sheep, beef, goats, swine, and dairy) and small animals (poultry and rabbits). If youth exhibit in both, they can choose which test to take.  The testing will be held at the Miami County Fairgrounds in the Secretary’s Office on two dates:

  • Saturday, February 23, 1:00 pm—3:00 pm 
  • Monday, February 25, 6:30 pm—8:30 pm

Youth must pre-register by February 18 to take the test.  Please pre-register at http://go.osu.edu/QATest or phone the Extension Office at 440-3945. Youth only get one chance to pass the test each year.  Those who do not pass must attend a regular Quality Assurance session for the current year and then can return the next year to try the exam again.  A study guide to help with test preparation can be found in the Livestock Resources section of the State 4-H website.

Quality Assurance Schedule

Junior Fair exhibitors must complete Quality Assurance not less than 45 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition in which they will participate.  The Miami County Fair Quality Assurance completion deadline is June 21.  For the Ohio State Fair, QA must be completed by June 9 (goats, June 2).

10:00 a.m., Saturday, March 30      

A Bunch of Hair 4-H Club

Bethel Bunnies and Livestock 4-H Club

Ears to Tails 4-H Club

Hares and Stuff 4-H Club

Rockin’ M 4-H Club

2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 30

Covington FFA

Hare Raisers 4-H Club

Indian Creek 4-H Club

Premier Livestock 4-H Club

Rock-N-Rabbits 4-H Club

10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 4

Miami East FFA

Elizabeth Livestock 4-H Club

Hoofstock 4-H Club

Ride On 4-H Club

2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 4

Newton FFA

Bits N’ Pieces 4-H Club

Frisky Critters 4-H Club

Hoofin’ It 4-H Club

Just 4 Fun 4-H Club

3:00 p.m., Sunday, May 5

Milton-Union MVCTC FFA

Farrow to Finish 4-H Club

Ham and Lamb 4-H Club

Springcreek Frontrunners

Union Township Meat Producers 4-H Club

6:30 p.m., Monday, May 6

All About Animals 4-H Club

Ewes, Hares, and Creations 4-H Club

Miami Valley Showmen 4-H Club

Mr. Graham’s Museum 4-H Club

M-U Footprints 4-H Club

Newton Blue Ribbon Livestock 4-H Club

Requirements of Livestock Projects for Exhibition in Ohio Fairs

Reminder, if a youth would like to take a project to the Ohio State Fair that is not available in the county (i.e. Swine breeding), the youth must enroll in that project to be able to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair.  For more information, check out the factsheet, “Requirements of Livestock Projects for Exhibition in Ohio Fairs”.