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:

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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