Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH&QA) Program

Maryland/West Virginia Online AH&QA Youth Training Program

2017 Program Requirements

All youth participating in livestock* projects will be required to complete this training according to the following:

1. If you are a first year livestock project participant, or

2. If you change into a different age group:

Junior to Intermediate / turn 11 in 2017
Intermediate to Senior / turn 14 in 2017, or

3. If your livestock project is a species that you have not previously taken

Those exhibitors who are required to complete the online QA training must do so no later than June 30, 2017 in order to exhibit at any 2017 Fair, Festival or Show in the state of West Virginia.

*Dogs, Cats and Small Pets are not considered livestock and are not covered in the AH&QA Training

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Questions about the program may be directed to: Kevin S. Shaffer, Ph. D. – Livestock Production Specialist West Virginia University Extension Service 2084 Ag. Sci. Bldg – PO Box 6108 Morgantown, WV 26506 Office: (304) 293-2669 Email:

The Maryland and West Virginia 4-H and FFA Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH&QA) Program is an on-line training program which enables youth to fulfill their Quality Assurance training requirement via internet from their home, school or local library. This program is offered to help youth who participate in 4-H and FFA animal projects in Maryland and West Virginia learn about their role as food producers and the importance of caring for, grooming and showing their animals in safe and ethical ways.