QUALITY ASSURANCE TRAINING

Quality Assurance training is required annually for all Junior Fair exhibitors with market animals or lactating animals including dairy cows and dairy goats. No other breeding animal or dairy beef feeder exhibitors need to complete this training. Pickaway County will utilize both in person QA and on-line YQCA training for 2024. ALL QA training must be complete by May 1. 

On-Line Training: To complete the training and quiz go to: https://yqcaprogram.org/.  Each member must be individually registered and must complete the module and quiz that is for their current age as of January 1, 2024. Cost is $12 per member. Once you have completed the certification, download, save and email your completion certificate to sharp.5@osu.edu.

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

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

 In-Person Training: Will take place on March 20, 2024 for the first 100 members registered. Training will also be held on April 10, 2024 for first-time exhibitors age 10 or youngerRegistration is required through this link: https://go.osu.edu/2024_pickaway_qa. Each member attending must be individually registered. Registration is available until 1 week 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. FFA will also offer in-person training. Note: Not only is county in-person training free, but you do not have to submit a certificate at its completion!  

As an alternative, some livestock shows and clinics also offer QA.  Check with Joy to be sure if it meets the requirements of an approved QA program.  ALL QA must be completed by May 1 for members to show at county or state fair.  ODA rules do not allow for an extension of the May 1 date.