All exhibitors who wish to exhibit market steers (including baby beef), market lambs, market hogs, market goats, market poultry (broilers and turkeys), market rabbits, lactating dairy cattle and lactating goats at the fair must satisfy the Ashland County Quality Assurance requirement. Youth, ages 8-11 as of January 1, 2018, must attend a quality assurance program through their club or a substitute. All training must be completed by June 15. (Members wanting to show livestock at the state fair have to complete QA by June 10.) Training done after that date does not meet the requirement and members will not be allowed to exhibit at the fair. For 2018, youth ages 12 – 18 may either attend a training OR pass the Ashland County Quality Assurance test (given by OSU Extension) according to the requirements below. All ages are as of January 1, 2018.
Members ages 12 – 18 can satisfy the QA requirement by taking and passing a test instead of attending training this year. The test may be taken only once per year and a score of 70% or higher must be obtained to receive credit. If a member fails the test, he or she must attend training to meet the Quality Assurance requirement.
Open testing will be done on the following two days. Members may show up at any time during the scheduled hour and do not need an appointment.
Thursday, May 24 from 4 – 5 p.m. or Friday, June 8 from 10 – 11 a.m.
Allow 30 – 45 minutes to register for the test (50 multiple-choice questions), complete it and have it scored. All testing will take place at the Extension office, located at 1763 State Route 60, Ashland. Only 4-H and/or FFA members exhibiting at the Ashland County Fair or members of the Loudonville Livestock Club are eligible to attend this testing. Absolutely no testing will be done after June 8. Youth ages 12-14 only need to pass the test once and they will remain certified until they turn 15. For example, if a 12-year old member passes the test in 2018, he or she will not have to take any test or attend any training in 2019 or 2020 (age 13 and 14). In 2021, when the member is 15, he or she will need to take the test and pass to become certified. Once a member ages 15-18 passes the test, he or she is certified until the end of 4-H eligibility. All ages are as of January 1, 2018.