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 one of 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.

QA Program Dates

Veteran’s Building, Fairgrounds

April 28, 6-8 p.m.

May 7, 9-10:15 a.m. (Livestock Clinic to follow)

May 9, 6-8 p.m.

  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.
  • 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.

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.

Program details: go.osu.edu/yqca

If youth complete YQCA, they need to forward the completion certification to mcconnell.210@osu.edu. This is the only way we get the verification.

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 will either take the Large Animal (Beef, Dairy, Goat, Sheep, Swine) test or Small Animal (Poultry, Rabbit) test. QA certification is good for all animal projects taken no matter which test is passed.

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.

A study guide is available online at: go.osu.edu/qastudyguide.

QA Test-Out Dates

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

April 18, 2-4 p.m., Extension Office

April 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Veteran’s Building

  • Youth may arrive to take the test anytime in the testing window, but must submit the test by the end time.
  • Youth complete the test at their own pace. It is 50 questions multiple choice.

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.

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 should read 191R Horses, Safety and You. Books are available for purchase by club volunteers at the Extension Office for $6.

 

Certification can be obtained in one of two ways:

1) Youth can participate in an in-person session provided by OSU Extension.

  • 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. Attendance will be taken at the beginning and end of each session.
  • Parent attendance is not required, but encouraged.

Date

May 7, 9-10:15 a.m. (Livestock Clinic to follow)

2) Youth can complete Ohio 4-H’s EquiSTEP program.

The online course is housed on ScarletCanvas and is run by the State 4-H Office. Information to access the course will in Muskingum County 4-H Family Update E-mails when it becomes available.

  • Each member must sign up for the course with a unique e-mail address. 
  • Select ‘Modules’ to see the 5 steps.
  • Watch the video(s) that correspond with each step.
  • Complete the quiz associated with the training. You need to score at least a 7 out of 10 to pass the training.
  • After scoring at least a 7 out of 10 on the quiz, complete the Certificate of Completion/Course Evaluation Survey. Both you and your county 4-H professional will be emailed a certificate that notes you have completed the EquiSTEP training.

All Muskingum County Youth must complete the Horse Education Program requirement by June 15.

 

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. The link is on page 15 of the Muskingum County 4-H Owner's Manual.

Goat Resources

Harness Goat Project Supplement
Pack Goat Project Supplement

Horse Resources

2022 Horse Project Information

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

Due to a judge cancellation, the PAS Show WILL NOT BE HELD on June 18. It will take place June 10, starting at 5 p.m. There will NOT be a pre-registration, youth will register for classes at the show.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
8:00 a.m. - All horses and ponies will be measured
9:00 a.m. - Show begins

Muskingum County Fairgrounds

PAS Show Bill

Out of County Participants - Bring the following the day of the show:

  • Out of County PAS Form (signed by your county 4-H Educator)
  • Horse ID Form (with photo of horse attached)
  • $10 entry fee per class. Checks can be made payable to: Muskingum County Junior Fair Horse Committee.

Poultry Resources

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

Sheep Resources

Sheep Breeds - Identifying Meat/Wool Type