Quality Assurance

Monday, February 16, 2015 - 10:00am
OSU Extension, Greene County - Buckeye Room
Contact email:
Contact name:
Brenda Sandman-Stover
Contact phone:
937-372-9971, ext. 116

Quality Assurance is an Ohio Department of Agriculture required program that all livestock exhibitors must attend annually in order to exhibit in the county fair. All youth who plan to enter and exhibit (breeding (only feeder calfs and rabbits) and market) livestock, including beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, poultry and lactating dairy at the Greene County Junior Fair must attend a Greene County Quality Assurance (QA) program OR successfully “test out” of the program. At least one parent or legal guardian of all JUNIOR exhibitors (youth ages 8, 9, 10, or 11 as of January 1 of the program year) must also attend a QA program. Participants must be prompt and stay for the entire program to meet the attendance requirement. It is the responsibility of all participants (youth and parents/guardians) to sign-in on registration sheets, to complete all required paperwork, and to have that paperwork signed by the appropriate officials before leaving the program. The exhibitor and/or parent/legal guardian must arrive before the review of the ten good production practices is completed and be seated by the time the first speaker begins. Late arrivals will not receive their QA certification and must arrange to attend another session in order to exhibit at this year’s Fair. Youth who do not follow these requirements WILL NOT BE PERMITTED to enter or exhibit at the Greene County Junior Fair or the Ohio State Junior Fair. If participants arrive late at the QA program, or leave early, this attendance requirement will not have been met.