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Welcome 4-H Professionals. Here you will find:


Scrapie Tag Information
2014 County Fair Ear Tag Info

Click here for the 2014 County Fair Tag Ohio 4-H Livestock Allflex USA Ear Tag Order Form (all species are on one form).

Click here for the County Fair Codes.

If you have any questions, please contact Tammy Zimmerman (PBS) at 330.834.3000.

Note: You can order the tags at anytime; however allow ample time to receive tags following your order.

You are not required to use these tags. Counties may purchase tags from another company.

Letter from ODA concerning proper swine identification.

2014 Steer Nose Print Information

For those steers to be entered in the Ohio State Fair, member must own steer by January 1st and steer nose print cards are due January 15.  Those dates do not change from year to year. They can be sent to Ohio Expo Center and State Fair, c/o Stacey French, Livestock Office, 717 E. 17th Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43211-2698. Counties having special circumstances that make it difficult to make the January 15 deadline must contact Stacey French prior to the deadline for each individaul circumstance and approval.

Nose print cards can be ordered free of charge from OSUE Publications at




Judges Lists

THIS IS NOT AN APPROVED, CERTIFIED, OR RECOMMENDED LIST, but merely a listing of those who have judged Junior Fair shows in Ohio from 2011 - 2013, with some listed in prior years. This list is a result of responses received through a state-wide request for information on judges, with 31 counties responding.

Click on each species below for a listing of judges. This list was posted on 12.27.13.

Beef, Dairy, DogsGoats, Horses, Llamas & Alpacas, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Small Animals & Misc., Swine

Ohio 4-H Dog Judges' Contact Information. This list contains the names and contact information of current and new dog judges who attended the February 2, 2013 Ohio 4-H Dog Judges' Seminar.



2013 4-H Animal Sciences In-Service Presentations

Ohio Youth Food Animal Quality Assurance   

Youth Quality Assurance Resources from Counties

Youth Quality Assurance Activities


As an OPTION, county Extension professionals and senior fair board members may elect to allow 12-14 year-old and 15-18 year-old 4-H and FFA members test out of their annual quality assurance (QA) program. Youth ages 12-14 who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program for up to 3 years. Youth ages 15-18 years who pass the QA test can test out of their annual QA program permanently. These ages are as of January 1, 2014 – a youth’s 4-H age.

The following are PDF files of the 2014 Food Animal Quality Assurance Tests. Two tests are available for 4-H professionals: a large animal (including beef, sheep, swine, dairy and goats) and a small animal (including poultry and rabbits), as well as for two age groups: 12-14 years old and 15-18 years old. Several versions of the tests have been posted. The youth member has the choice of taking either the Large Animal or Small Animal test if he/she has projects in both areas. There are several new test questions reflecting the new GPP's 1, 3 and 6 presented by Paul Kuber at the Assuring Quality Care for Animals In-service, with more detailed information included on 4-H professionals' CD's.

The material for the tests is from the Ohio Youth Food Animal Quality Assurance Curriculum Guide and the new GPP information. Additional copies of the Guide can be purchased by contacting Michelle Milligan, OSU Animal Sciences Dept., at or calling her at 614.292.7374. Notebooks are $45.00 each. Families and/or 4-H Clubs may purchase this Guide as a study resource for youth taking the Test Out Option. Click here for the YFAQA Curriculum Guide Order Form.

Only allow youth one chance to take the exam. If they do not pass the first time they must sit through a QA session for the current year and then can return the next year to try the exam again. Please keep the exams and do not give them back to the youth. Let them know if they pass or fail (70% or higher is pass). For this year, please send the following form to Crystal Ott. Please do not send graded exams to us.

Quality Assurance Test-out Spreadsheet: Excel : PDF

Email this information to: Crystal Ott at following the conclusion of your QA test-out sessions for the year.

Please contact either Paul (614.292.8305) or Lucinda Miller (614.292.7453) or if you have any questions or comments.

Large Animal: Ages 12-14

Large Animal: Ages 15-18

Small Animal: Ages 12-14

Small Animal: Ages 15-18

QA Surveys:

In connection with the Assuring Quality Care for Animals Signature program, the Assuring Quality Care for Animals Core Team has created surveys to help capture data that shows learning from Quality Assurance programs.  The Design Team helped to pilot the surveys in 2013 and confirmed there was evidence of learning from the pre and post surveys given.  To match the 2014 GPP’s taught, we have replaced four of the pilot survey questions with two each representing GPP’s 3 and 6. GPP 1 was already represented on the pilot survey. We hope to be able to capture better data in 2014 with all counties participating.

Please give these surveys out and collect the data at each quality assurance session.  When complete, please send the cover sheet and stack of surveys to Crystal Ott at the state office. We are working on a process to get the data entered and summarized from the state level.  Each county’s data will also remain separate which will be a great resource for your 2014 RiV.

Please send to:

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

Attn: Crystal Ott

2201 Fred Taylor Drive

Columbus, OH 43210




BQA Training Materials




Quality Assurance Exercises

These presentations can be opened up with Adobe Acrobat.