For Educators and Extension Professionals
Welcome 4-H Professionals. Here you will find:
- Livestock Disease Spread Prevention Handout (color)
- Livestock Disease Spread Prevention Handout (b&w)
- 2014 4-H Dog Showmanship and You & Your Dog Questions/Answers - Please share only with Showmanship and You & Your Dog Interview Judges!
- County Fair Ear Tag Ordering Information (Updated 12.30.14)
- Judges Lists per Species
- Ohio Youth Food Animal Quality Assurance (2014 County QA Dates posted as of 12/17/13)
- Updated GPP's 1, 7, 8 Relay Activity (02.26.13)
- BQA Training Materials
- Quality Assurance Exercises
Scrapie Tag Information
- Ohio Extension Update - March 2010 - ID Changes in Livestock Markets and Restrictions Associated with Blue Tagged Sheep and Goats
- Pictures of the blue slaughter tags used by markets
- Scrapie ID Request and/or Tag Order Form
Click here for the 2015 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.
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 - 2014, 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. These lists were posted on 12.30.14. Horse Judges' List updated on 02.18.2015.
Ohio 4-H Dog Judges' Contact Information. This list contains the names and contact information of current and new dog judges who attended the January 24, 2015 Ohio 4-H Dog Judges' Seminar. List posted on 02.18.2015.
2013 4-H Animal Sciences In-Service Presentations
- Dr. Steve Boyles - Acceptable Environmental Conditions for Animals
- Dr. Kim Cole - Equine Handling
- Kara Colvin - Equine Body Condition Scoring
- Dr. Leah Dorman - Current Issues in Agriculture
- Dr. Tony Forshey - ODA's Relationship to Signature Program and Fair Update
- Dr. Paul Kuber - Educating the Public about Animal Welfare
- OLCS Bovine Fact Sheet pdf
- OLCS Equine Fact Sheet pdf
- OLCS Ovine, Caprine, Camelid Fact Sheet pdf
- OLCS Poultry Fact Sheet pdf
- OLCS Swine Fact Sheet pdf
- Truths in Agriculture Brochure
- USFRA Conversation with Ease Brochure
- Youth Animal Welfare Exhibition Brochure - Leader
- Youth Animal Welfare Exhibition Brochure - Member
- Jeff McCutcheon - Food Labeling and Direct Marketing
- Dr. Lucinda Miller - Backyard Poultry
- Penne Smith - Canine Body Condition Scoring
- Penne Smith and Kristen VanNess - Canine Handling
- Materials to Teach Quality Assurance - Dr. Paul Kuber
- DUNF Form (Draft) - Required Fields From Lisa McCutcheon - During the 2011 OFMA Junior Fair Conference, Cindy Bodie of the Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) presented information pertaining to the appropriate completion of a Drug Use Notification Form (DUNF). A request was made that a “highlighted” version be made available that could be used to demonstrate to Junior Fair exhibitors, or to train Junior Fair Board members. Cindy updated a DUNF and has attached it for your use. Should you need anything else, please don’t hesitate to contact Cindy (email@example.com) or Lisa McCutcheon (firstname.lastname@example.org). We would be more than happy to assist you in any way.
- Drug Use Notification Forms (DUNF): Let's Make This Process as Easy as Possible! Presentation given by Lisa McCutcheon, Extension Educator, 4-H, Licking County and Cindy Bodie, ODA, Animal Industry, at the 2011 Junior Fair Conference to help people understand the purpose of the DUNF and how to correctly complete this form.
Youth Quality Assurance Resources from Counties
- County/EERA Youth Quality Assurance Dates - as of 02/12/15. (These will be updated on a regular basis.)
- 2010 Quality Assurance Program Documentation of Attendance developed by Michelle Chanay, 4-H Program Assistant, Holmes Co. and Tim Tanner, 4-H Extension Educator, Harrison Co. for Crossroads EERA (Microsoft Publisher; will print two certificates on one 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper)
Youth Quality Assurance Activities
- Treatment Record Activities - Nancy Snook, 2014
- Quality Assurance Relay Actiivty - GPP's 1, 7, 8 (2013) - updated from In-service CD
- QA Relay Photos - GPP's 1, 7, 8 (PowerPoint) - updated from In-service CD
- Hula "Girl" Flora - GPP 8 Activity
- Quality Assurance Relay - GPP's 2, 5, 9 Activity
- QA Relay Photos PowerPoint
QA TEST-OUT OPTION:
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, 2015 – a youth’s 4-H age.
The following are PDF files of the 2015 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 2, 4 and 5 presented by Paul Kuber at the Assuring Quality Care for Animals In-service, with more detailed information included on 4-H professionals' CD's.
Who Can Administer the Tests:
ONLY County Coordinators and Assistant Instructors can administer the tests for the test-out option! Extension professionals, Ag Education (FFA) instructors, Fair Board members, and/or Volunteers who are not County Coordinators or Assistant Instructors CANNOT administer these tests.
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.
Email this information to: Crystal Ott at email@example.com following the conclusion of your QA test-out sessions for the year.
Please contact Lucinda Miller (614.292.7453) or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or comments.
To Order Curriculum:
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 email@example.com 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.
Tests:Thank you to Becky Barker, Morrow County 4-H Educator; Andrea Daubenmier, Knox County 4-H Program Coordinator; Lisa McCutcheon, Licking County 4-H Educator; and Nancy Snook, Noble County 4-H Educator for writing the 2015 tests.
Large Animal: Ages 12-14
- LA Test 1 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Test 1 [ANSWER KEY Test 1 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Key 1]
- LA Test 2 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Test 2 [ANSWER KEY Test 2 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Key 2]
- LA Test 3 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Test 3 [ANSWER KEY Test 3 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Key 3]
- LA Test 4 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Test 4 [ANSWER KEY Test 4 : 2015 FAQA LA 12-14 Key 4]
Large Animal: Ages 15-18
- LA Test 1 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Test 1 [ANSWER KEY Test 1 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Key 1]
- LA Test 2 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Test 2 [ANSWER KEY Test 2 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Key 2]
- LA Test 3 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Test 3 [ANSWER KEY Test 3 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Key 3]
- LA Test 4 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Test 4 [ANSWER KEY Test 4 : 2015 FAQA LA 15-18 Key 4]
Small Animal: Ages 12-14
- SA Test 1 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Test 1 [ANSWER KEY Test 1 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Key 1]
- SA Test 2 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Test 2 [ANSWER KEY Test 2 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Key 2]
- SA Test 3 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Test 3 [ANSWER KEY Test 3 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Key 3]
- SA Test 4 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Test 4 [ANSWER KEY Test 4 : 2015 FAQA SA 12-14 Key 4]
Small Animal: Ages 15-18
- SA Test 1 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Test 1 [ANSWER KEY Test 1 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Key 1]
- SA Test 2 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Test 2 [ANSWER KEY Test 2 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Key 2]
- SA Test 3 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Test 3 [ANSWER KEY Test 3 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Key 3]
- SA Test 4 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Test 4 [ANSWER KEY Test 4 : 2015 FAQA SA 15-18 Key 4]
These presentations can be opened up with Adobe Acrobat.
- Beef Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF
- Dairy Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF
- Goat Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF
- Poultry Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF
- Sheep Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF
- Swine Quality Assurance Exercise.PDF