Any youth wishing to exhibit an animal at the fair in 2020 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 prior to June 1st (deadline waived for 2020). 
 
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 - All first-year horse exhibitors will be required to attend Horse QA. Horse QA will be offered TBD. We will be notifying all horse exhibitors after the April 1 deadline. 
 
Test Out Opportunity: If a youth is 15+ as of January 1, 2020, 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.
 
Online Option: For 2020 all youth may complete the YQCA online modules for Quality Assurance. The age requirement of 12+ has been waived by ODA for 2020 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. We will be offering in-person options when we are able to, but this is an option for youth who would like to do so. 
 
 
 
 

2020 Dates for Quality Assurance in Brown County

All QA Dates are tentative with the current COVID-19 concerns. 

April 24th  Postponed until a later date TBD Pork Quality Assurance 9:00am - Rhonemus Hall
May 26th General QA 6:00pm - Georgetown HS

 

 

 

Out of County Options --- Additional opportunities may be available. We will post them here if we become aware of any. Please note that some counties may have a fee for out of county participants; please contact the respective counties with questions. We will add options once they are confirmed dates and we are allowed to meet in person again.