Quality Assurance Information, Dates and Rules
Superintendents: Chairman Elaine Wintrow, Don Black, Diane Miller, Kay Quinton, Matt Welbaum and Jackie Winner
All market and lactating animal exhibitors must attend a Quality Assurance Session within the State of Ohio in order to exhibit an animal at the Miami County Fair. Exhibitors of swine must also receive PQA certification with the required Quality Assurance. The session must be put on by a qualified instructor. Exhibitors of the ages 12-18 have the option to take a test given by a qualified instructor to test out of Quality Assurance. The Miami County Ag Society will be providing (2) test dates, (6) Quality Assurance sessions and (1) make up session. Exhibitors of the Miami County Fair who choose to attend Quality Assurance & PQA sessions given by instructors other than the Miami County Ag Society must provide a certificate form from the instructor. The form must state the instructor’s name, location, date of session and instructor’s phone number. This form is to be submitted with exhibitor’s entry form no later than June 1. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to provide the form at the time of entries, only cattle exhibitors do not have to turn in a form with entry; cattle exhibitors must have certificate turned in by June 1. Forms will only be accepted with entry forms (cattle due by June 1). Exhibitors that attend Quality Assurance provided by Miami County Ag Society are not required to provide certificate with entry form as the Ag Society will have records of attendance. Parents of exhibitors are NOT required to attend Quality Assurance sessions.
Miami County Ag Society Quality Assurance Program options and dates:
There are (2) separate tests. One for 12-14 year olds and one for 15-18 year
olds (4-H Age). If exhibitor tests out when they are 12, 13, or 14, they will have
to test again at age 15. The test is 50 multiple choice questions. Exhibitor must
score at least 70% to pass. This is given in (2) categories, large (swine, sheep,
cattle, goats, dairy) and small (poultry, rabbits) animals. If exhibitor shows
both they can choose which test to take.
Test will be held at the Fairgrounds Secretary’s Office on:
February 25th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
February 27nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Exhibitors only get one chance to pass the test each year. If exhibitor does not pass the test they must attend another Quality Assurance session. Exhibitor must pre-register to take the test by February 20th or February 24th. Please call the Extension office at 440-3945 to register.
Quality Assurance Sessions
The regular Quality Assurance sessions will be held in the Duke Lundgard Building on the following dates which are assigned to 4-H clubs on these dates. The session club assignments are sent out in the 4-H newsletter. There is no pre-registration needed if members come to their club assigned session. Registration is required if a member needs to attend a session other than the one they had been assigned. 4-H members must register by calling the 4-H extension office two (2) days prior to the session they want to attend (member may or may not be accepted).
Monday, April 24th at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 6th at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 7th at 3:00 p.m.
Monday, May 8th at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 13th at 10:00 a.m. and at 2:00 p.m.
EXHIBITOR IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SIGNING IN AND OUT AT THESE SESSIONS. SIGNING IS THE ONLY WAY TO SHOW ATTENDANCE!!
Make up session will be held on Thursday, June 8th at 6:30 p.m. for a fee of $30.00 per family. Exhibitor must pre-register for this session by June 2nd. Call 440-3945 to register.
Out of County Exhibitors are able to attend Miami County Ag Society Quality Assurance Programs for a $15.00 fee and must pre-register by calling 440-3945.