Quality Assurance training is required annually for all Junior Fair exhibitors with market animals or lactating animals including dairy cows and dairy goats. For Pickaway County, on-line YQCA training is the preferred method for 2023 and is also the requirement for national shows. Some livestock clinics also offer QA. Check with Joy to be sure it meets the requirement. ALL QA training must be complete by May 1. If you completed on-line or attended QA outside the county, you are responsible to submit your certification to the Extension Office by May 2.

The YQCA webpage is: yqcaprogram.org You have until May 1 to complete your QA requirement. 

Each member must be individually registered and must complete the module and quiz that is for their current program age, child's age as of January 1, 2023.  Cost is $12 per member. Upon completion, all YQCA certificates must be emailed to sharp.5@osu.edu

Click here for instructions and tips for using the new YQCA platform.

If you have issues with the YQCA system, with your certification or any technical difficulties, please contact help@yqcaprogram.org.


For 2023:


Two in-person options will be offered. Registration is required through this link:  https://go.osu.edu/2023_pickaway_qa. Each member attending must be individually registered. Registration is available until 5 days before each training or earlier if the training is full. In-person trainings do not meet the QA requirements for national shows. All participants must arrive by 6:15pm for check-in. No late or un-registered participants will be permitted.

  • OPTION FOR ALL EXHIBITORS – An in-person QA training will be offered for all market and lactating livestock exhibitors on Monday, March 20 from 6:30-8:30pm in Heritage Hall.
  • OPTION FOR FIRST YEAR EXHIBITORS - An in-person QA training will be offered for first year exhibitors, ages 8-10 years only, on Wednesday, March 29 from 6:30-8:00pm in Heritage Hall. The purpose of this training is to offer a more hands-on, fun learning experience for our younger members. 

*FFA MEMBERS – please note that Westfall FFA and Circleville FFA will be conducting QA trainings for their students.  Teays Valley FFA has elected that all of their students will complete the online YQCA training. Logan Elm FFA members should also complete the online YQCA training. If you are a member of both 4-H and FFA, you only need to complete the training one time.