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VAN WERT — Quality Assurance is a state required training program for any 4-H or FFA member who is exhibiting livestock at the junior fair (excluding rabbits). The Ohio State University Extension is hosting the first QA in 2014 at the Van Wert County Fairgrounds on Sunday, March 9, starting at 2 p.m. until approximately 4 p.m. Members must register at the Jr. Fair Building upon arrival the day of the event. Further instructions will be provided at this time. Members should register no later than 3 p.m. in order to complete their training.

Members eligible for test out it will be offered starting at 1 p.m. at the Jr. Fair Building. Test out is offered one hour prior to start of event. The second and final QA offered in Van Wert County will be on Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 p.m. to approximately 8:30 p.m. with test out option starting at 5:30 p.m.

In case of inclement weather please check the OSU Extension webpage at or the Van Wert 4-H Facebook page at

For a list of regional quality assurance dates or for questions please contact The Ohio State University Extension at (419) 238-1214 or email Heather Gottke at