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Any youth wishing to exhibit an animal at the fair in 2021 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. All youth wishing to exhibit SWINE at the OSF must have a parent/guardian complete PQA. Contact James Morris by calling 937-378-6716 for how to complete PQA.
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 2021. All horse exhibitors will be required to complete the Ohio 4-H Horse Program’s Equine Safety, Training, and Education Program (EquiStep) program. 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. 


2021 Quality Assurance Dates

QA will primarily be taught virtually via Zoom in 2021. We will have one in-person QA for those who are unable to connect virtually. All QA requires a pre-registration. Space is limited in each session. For the in-person session, you will be given the option to be added to a waitlist. If space is available you will be notified of the order added to the waitlist. Full participation is required in all QA sessions. 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:

Self-Paced Online Option: For 2021 all youth may complete the YQCA online modules for Quality Assurance. The age requirement of 12+ has been waived by ODA for 2021 only. 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. 

Not sure if you completed QA for 2021? 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. 1, 2021, to qualify for the 2021 Brown County 4-H year. 

Test Out Opportunity: If a youth is 15+ as of January 1, 2021, 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. 

2021 Quality Assurance Dates through other counties:

April 6th - Virtual Beef Focused Clinic/QA - Pre-registration required by April 1st:

April 10th - Virtual Livestock Clinic/QA - Pre-registration required: