Quality Assurance - Miami County 2021

The Ohio Department of Agriculture mandates quality assurance (QA) for all youth exhibitors (age 8-18) of market animals and lactating dairy animals.  The ODA requires QA to be completed a minimum of 45 days prior to exhibition.  Quality Assurance for 2021 must be completed between October 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021.

Quality Assurance Test Out

Youth ages 12-14 and 15-18 have the option to test out of Quality Assurance.  Youth ages 12-14 who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years (until they reach the age of 15 as of 1/1/program year).  Youth ages 15-18 years who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently.  These ages are as of January 1, 2021.

Three, in-person, Quality Assurance Test-Out sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, April 8 at 6:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, April 10 at 10:00 A.M.
  • Saturday, April 10 at 12:00 P.M. 

Pre-registration is required by April 7.  To register, please visit: https://go.osu.edu/mcqatest .  Each session is limited to six participants and will be conducted at the Hobart Center for County Government in Troy.  Participants will be required to wear masks and follow social distancing protocol.  Hand sanitizer will be provided.

Tests consists of 50 questions, multiple choice and youth must score a minimum of 70% to pass.  Depending on their project animal, youth may select the Small Animal Test (rabbits and poultry) or the Large Animal Test (sheep, beef, goats, swine, and dairy).  If a youth fails to pass the test, they are required to attend a virtual QA session or complete the certification on yqca.org.

Virtual QA Sessions

A total of 8 virtual QA sessions will be offered during the months of April and May.  Preregistration is required and class sizes are limited to 40 logins each. To receive the session link, you must register a minimum of 48 hours prior to the session you plan to attend.  A Zoom link will be emailed to you 24 hours prior to the scheduled time of your session.

CLICK HERE to register for a virtual QA session.

Session 1: Thursday, April 22 - 6:00 P.M.

Session 2: Wednesday, April 28 - 6:00 P.M.

Session 3: Saturday, May 1 - 10:00 A.M.

Session 4: Thursday, May 6 - 6:00 P.M

Session 5: Monday, May 10 - 6:00 P.M.

Session 6: Tuesday, May 18 - 6:00 P.M.

Session 7: Thursday, May 27 - 6:00 P.M.

Session 8: Saturday, May 29 - 10:00 A.M.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)

The fee for the YQCA online program is $12.00.  There are three units to the program and youth must pass all three levels to complete the certification requirement.  Any youth exhibitor (8-18) may complete the online YQCA certification. Be sure that the youth is completing the module for their correct 4-H age (age of 1/1/2021). 

CLICK HERE for the online yqca program. 4-H Youth should login using the Sign in with 4-HOnline button.  FFA members should use the FFA & Independent sign in button.  It is the responsibility of the youth completing the online program to provide proof of completion to the Miami County Agricultural Society by June 1, 2021.

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