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Any youth wishing to exhibit an animal at the fair in 2022 is required to complete Quality Assurance. Quality Assurance for exhibition at the Brown County Fair must be completed by July 1st. Any youth wishing to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair MUST complete Quality Assurance by June 1st.
For QA purposes an animal project will be defined as any animal project that is exhibited at the fair EXCEPT: Horses** and Companion Animals: dogs, cats, and projects taken through the Pocket Pet project. If you are unsure if your project is required to take QA, please contact the Extension Office for clarification. 
**Horse QA Requirement - Refer to the horse letter for requirements for ALL horse exhibitors for 2022. All horse exhibitors will be required to complete and pass the Ohio 4-H Horse Program’s Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program (EquiStep) program by July 1st. To access CLICK HERE TO ACCESS EQUISTEP. The Livestock QA options below do NOT meet the requirements for horse exhibitors, nor does EquiStep meet the requirements for livestock exhibitors. 

2022 Quality Assurance Dates

QA will be taught both in person and virtually this year. All virtual QA sessions will require you to pre-register. Registration will be open until the event starts. You should plan to arrive/log-in at least 5 minutes early. Youth will be required to sign in and sign out.

Click on the date you would like to register for to access the online registration form:

  • February 21, 2022 @2:00pm via Zoom- pre-registration required; multiple youth may log-on from the same device.
  • April 30, 2022 @10:00am via Zoom- pre-registration required; multiple youth may log-on from the same device.
  • May 10, 2022 @6:00pm In-person Rhonemus Hall, no pre-registration required 
  • June 22, 2022 @6:00pm In-person Rhonemus Hall, no pre-registration required 

Self-Paced Online Option: For 2022 all youth may complete the YQCA online modules for Quality Assurance. The age requirement of 12+ has been waived by ODA for 2022. Youth must complete the modules and this is the only online option available. There is a $12 fee per exhibitor that is the exhibitor's expense. This year YQCA is currently moving platforms and will NOT be available until after March 23, 2022. 

Not sure if you completed QA for 2022? Wanting to check your status? We try to enter QA completion within one business day of completion or receiving the information from another source. You can log into your 4HOnline profile at and check. Your QA must expire AFTER Oct. 3, 2021, to qualify for the 2022 Brown County 4-H year. 

Test Out Opportunity: If a youth is 15+ as of January 1, 2022, they are eligible to take the test out option. They have one opportunity to pass the test each year; if they pass the test they are exempt from QA for the rest of their 4-H career. If you are interested in testing out, please contact the Extension Office to schedule an appointment to take the test. 

2022 Quality Assurance Dates through other counties:

    Adams County QA:
             Wednesday, March 9 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the Fairgrounds 
             Saturday, March 26 at 11:00am-Noon at the Fairgrounds Livestock Clinic 
             Thursday, April 21 at 6:00pm- Rabbit Clinic 

   Jackson County QA:

             Tuesday, May 10 at 5:30pm- Virtual

   Pike County QA:

              Saturday, May 21 at 9:30am at Pike County Fairgrounds in Blaum Arena 


Other Dates: TBA