The following information can be found on the Junior Fair Forms & Documents page:

  • Junior Fair Rules
  • Market Steer Weigh-In Information
  • Livestock Entry Forms
  • Livestock Sale Information

Quality Assurance

Livestock Quality Assurance (QA) Certification is required for all youth exhibiting a market animal, dairy cow or dairy goat project at the Muskingum County Fair.

Certification can be obtained in three ways:

1) Youth can participate in an QA program provided by OSU Extension. Youth may attend any QA regardless of the animal they are exhibiting.

Zoom Sessions

March 27, 9 a.m. & 11 a.m.

April 7, 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

April 29, 6 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

  • Sessions are designed to be one hour, but could run over a few minutes.
  • Participants will be required to have their camera on for the duration of the session and respond to poll questions throughout.
  • It is recommended that families with multiple youth select a time when all family members can view together.
  • Session attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration information will be available in March.
  • Youth should plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 5 minutes after the program starts.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.

Register Online!

In-Person Session

(if possible, based on current restrictions)

May 3, 6-8 p.m.

  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.
  • Youth should plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 10 minutes after the program starts. Youth must complete and submit the attendance card at the end to receive credit.

2) Complete the Youth for the Quality Care for Animals (YQCA) Online Course.

Youth must be 12 years or older as of January 1 to utilize this option. The online module completed must be for the correct 4-H age.

Only the YQCA courses currently meet ODA standards. BQA, PQA, BEST and other online programs do not meet this requirement.

Families use their 4HOnline log in to complete the course. The cost is $12 per youth.

Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) Online Course Instructions - For 2021, Youth ages 8-18 can complete YQCA for Quality Assurance certification.

3) Youth can participate in the test out option.

All youth 12-14 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA until they turn 15 years old.

All youth 15-18 years of age (4-H age) may take a QA test designed for their age group. If they pass the test with a score of 70% or greater, the youth will be certified in QA for the remainder of their Junior Fair years.

Youth are only permitted to take one test per calendar year. If a youth does not pass the QA test, they will be required to attend a QA program to gain certification.

2021 QA Test Out Study Guide

QA Test-Out Dates

(if possible, based on current restrictions)

Participants must pre-register no later than the day before the test-out: go.osu.edu/muskqatestout

March 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

April 14, 6-8 p.m., Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

COVID-19 Guidelines: 

  1. Youth registering are asked to select an arrival time in an effort to help us manage program numbers on site.
  2. Properly worn face masks are required.
  3. Hand sanitizer will be available and high touch surfaces will be disinfected regularly. 
  4. Youth will check in with Extension Office staff/Livestock Committee volunteers upon arrival and be led to their testing table with materials. 
  5. Tables will be positioned to insure social distancing and will be disinfected when each youth completes the test. 
  6. Youth will be asked to leave their tests for grading and will be notified if they passed the test via e-mail. The e-mail will be sent to the e-mail listed on this registration. 
  7. Do not attend in-person activities if you or anyone living in your household is experiencing symptoms associated with the coronavirus, or any other communicable illness.

All Muskingum County Youth must have the QA Certification by June 15. Youth planning to exhibit at the Ohio State Fair must complete certification 45 days before the start of State Fair.

Horse Education Programs

All youth enrolled in a horse project (except Project #173 Horseless Horse) must complete a Muskingum County Horse Education Program.

All first-time horse project participants must read 191R Horses, Safety and You. Books are available for purchase by club volunteers at the Extension Office for $6.

Zoom Sessions

March 24, 6 p.m.

April 20, 6 p.m.

  • Sessions are designed to be one hour, but could run over a few minutes.
  • Participants will be required to have their camera on for the duration of the session and respond to poll questions throughout.
  • It is recommended that families with multiple youth select a time when all family members can view together.
  • Session attendance is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration information will be available in March.
  • Youth should plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 5 minutes after the program starts.
  • Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.

Register Online!

In-Person Session

(if possible, based on current restrictions)

May 17, 6 p.m.

  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.
  • Youth should plan to arrive early, as youth will not receive credit for attending if they arrive more than 10 minutes after the program starts. Youth must complete and submit the attendance card at the end to receive credit.

Livestock Skillathon

For information on Skillathon requirements, check in the Muskingum County 4-H Owner's Manual.

Skillathon Score Sheet Sample

FFA Record Book Download Instructions

Downloadable Study Kits

The downloadable study kits are available to 4-H/FFA members in Muskingum County. A link will be sent via e-mail by June 1 each year.

Goat Resources

Harness Goat Project Supplement
Pack Goat Project Supplement

Horse Resources

2021 Information - Organizational Club Volunteers with Horse Project Participants
2021 Information - Horse Project Participants

174 Beginning Horse Management Record Pages - Can be used if member is taking project multiple years and has filled out pages in the book. Current year records are required for Skillathon. 

PAS Show Information

2021 PAS Show Information - June 19, 2021, Muskingum County Fairgrounds

If you are a youth from another county planning to participate in the Muskingum County PAS Show, please submit the following information documents and $10.00 per class (payable to Muskingum County 4-H Saddle Horse Committee) by June 16, 2021:
Out of County PAS Form
Horse ID Form
Photo of horse attached to Horse ID Form

Poultry Resources

Ohio 4-H Poultry Printable Resource
Deciding What 4-H Poultry Project to Take

Sheep Resources

Sheep Breeds - Identifying Meat/Wool Type