April 13, 2015 - 3:16pm -- rowe.316@osu.edu

All youth who plan to enter and exhibit (breeding and market) livestock (beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, dairy or meat goats, rabbits, and poultry) at the Adams County Junior Fair must attend a qualifying Quality Assurance (QA) program or successfully “test out” of the program. Youth who attend the 2015 4-H Market Hog, 4-H Market Goat, or 4-H Rabbit Clinics will meet their QA requirement. Note: Attending the 4-H Rabbit Clinic meets the QA requirement for small animals only. Youth ages 12 and older as of January 1 may test out of QA at Manchester, North Adams, Peebles, and West Union High Schools or at the OVCTC. Youth who have previously tested out of QA and who have not changed age divisions will not need to take the test again; youth who want to test out should contact the FFA advisor at their school for testing details.

QA and Skillathon Schedule:

Wednesday, May 6 at OVCTC                                                     
Skillathons (all species):  3:30-7:30 p.m.
QA Sessions: 5:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-8:30 p.m.                  

Thursday, May 7 at OVCTC
Skillathons (all species): 3:30-7:30 p.m.
QA Sessions: 5:00-6:30 p.m. and 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Monday, June 8, OSU Extension Office
Skillathon Make-Up Session: (all animal projects)                      
4:00-7:00 p.m., first come, first served (does NOT inclue QA Make-Up)

We will not be scheduling any Adams County quality assurance make-up sessions. Opportunities to make up QA are available in neighboring counties during their QA programs and clinics. All QA must be completed by June 15. If you attend a qualifying QA session in another county, at the Ohio Beef Expo or Scarlet and Gray Show, etc., YOU are responsible for providing the Extension office with appropriate documentation of attendance on or before the June 15 deadline. Click here for a list of qualifying quality assurance programs in neighboring counties.