The Ohio Department of Agriculture mandates quality assurance (QA) for all youth exhibitors (age 8-18) of market animals, lactating dairy and lactating goats. QA must be completed by June 1, 2021 in order for the exhibitor to be eligible to show and sell at the 2021 Darke County Fair
. 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.
Youth have two options to complete QA in 2021
- Attend one of 19 virtual QA sessions
- Complete online QA: yqca.org
Virtual QA Sessions
A total of 19 virtual QA sessions will be offered during the months of April and May. Preregistration is required and class sizes are limited to 20 logins each. 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: Tuesday, April 6 - 7:00pm||Session 2: Monday, April 12 - 7:00pm||Session 3: Wednesday, April 14 - 7:00pm||Session 4: Thursday, April 15 - 7:00pm|
|Session 5: Saturday, April 17 - 9:30am||Session 6: Wednesday, April 21 - 7:00pm||Session 7: Thursday, April 22 - 7:00pm||Session 8: Saturday, April 24 - 9:30am|
|Session 9: Monday, April 26 - 7:00pm||Session 10: Wednesday, April 28 - 7:00pm||Session 11: Thursday, April 29 - 7:00pm||Session 12: Saturday, May 1 - 9:30am|
|Session 13: Monday, May 10 - 7:00pm||Session 14: Wednesday, May 12 - 7:00pm||
Session 15: Saturday, May 15 - 9:30am
|Session 16: Wednesday, May 19 - 7:00pm|
|Session 17: Saturday, May 22 - 9:30am||Session 18: Monday, May 24 - 7:00pm||Session 19: Thursday, May 27 - 7:00pm|
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 in order 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 Extension Office by June 1, 2021.
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