Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Fact Sheet

What is a VFD?

A VFD is a written (nonverbal) statement issued by a licensed veterinarian that authorizes the use of an approved VFD drug or combination VFD drug in or on an animal feed. This written statement authorizes the client (owner of the animal) to obtain and use animal feed bearing or containing a VFD drug or combination VFD drug to treat the client’s animals only in accordance with the conditions for use approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration).

Brief VFD Overview

4-H VFD website

2021 Quality Assurance Training

Q:  What are the dates for Quality Assurance Training?


  • March 23, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • March 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • April 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • April 15, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • April 21, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
  • April 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Q: Who needs to attend QA Training?

A: Exhibitors of Market Projects: Steers, Hogs, Lambs, Goats, Rabbits, Poultry (Market Chickens), Dairy Cattle and Dairy Goats must attend Quality Assurance training annually in order to show, exhibit and/or sell their animal at the county or state fair.

Q:  Is pre-registration required and whose responsibility is it to register club members?

A:  Registration will be done online for the virtual classes at

Q:  Do all members of my club need to attend the same date?

A:  No, members should choose a date that is convenient for them

Q:  How do Club Advisors register their members?

A: Advisors—call the Ross Co Ext. Office or sign up in person—visit the Ross Co. Ext. Office. Please be sure to talk with members about available dates to have a complete and final count when registering your club. Remind your parents and members not to call to register their child(ren) or themselves.

Q:  What are the options if a member isn’t able to attend any of the Ross County dates?

A:  Members also have over a dozen other opportunities to meet this training requirement by attending a QA program held in one of the Ohio Valley EERA counties or a qualified State event.  Members 14 and older can complete Quality Assurance at: for $12/person. You must use your 4-H Online login to receive credit. You must send a copy of your completion to the Ross County 4-H office.

Q:  What is the final due date of QA Training completion?

AAll QA training MUST be completed and proof of attendance submitted by June 15, 2021 if you wish to show and sell at the Ross County Fair.

For other county dates please call us at 740-702-3200.