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

2019 Quality Assurance Training

Q:  What are the dates for Quality Assurance Training?

A Sat. March 30 - Test Out Option 9:30 a.m.

  • Tues. April 9, 2019 -  5:00—6:30 p.m. or 7:00—8:30 p.m. 
  • Thurs. April 18, 2019 - 5:00—6:30 p.m. or 7:00—8:30 p.m.
  • Thurs. May 23, 2019 (Make Up - One Session only) 5:00 - 6:30 pm
  • Last Chance June 19, 2019 - 6:00 p.m. $20.00 fee

Q: Who needs to attend QA Training?

A: Exhibitors of Market Projects: Steers, Hogs, Lambs, Goats, Rabbits, Poultry (Broiler, Turkeys, Ducks, and Geese), 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:  Yes, there is 1 pre-registration deadline of March 1 for all 3 dates.  Only the Club Advisor can register club members.

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

A:  No. The Club Advisor can register members over the three dates as long as they track attendance of their youth.

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.

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

AAll QA training MUST be completed and proof of attendance submitted by June 19, 2019 if you wish to show and sell at the Ross County Fair. 

     
NOTE:  If an exhibitor is showing any of the above animals at the Ohio State Fair, they must complete the training prior to the June 20 State Fair Entry/Registration deadline.

Out of County Quality Assurance

County Date Pre-Registration Deadline Time Location Address Out of County fee Contact Phone Email address  
Fairfield Sunday, May 5, 2019     N/A 2:00-4:00pm Fairfield County Fairgrounds 157 E. Fair Ave. Lancaster    N/A Leslie Cooksey 740-652-7260 cooksey.25@osu.edu Attendees must be on time!
Fairfield Saturday, May 18, 2019     N/A 9:30-11:30am Fairfield County Fairgrounds 157 E. Fair Ave. Lancaster    N/A Leslie Cooksey 740-652-7260 cooksey.25@osu.edu Attendees must be on time!
Fayette Tuesday, April 9, 2019     N/A 6:00pm Fayette County Fairgrounds 213 Fairview Ave, Washington CH   Lydia Ulry 740-335-1150 ulry.9@osu.edu  
Fayette Tuesday, April 23, 2019     N/A 6:00 PM Fayette County Fairgrounds 213 Fairview Ave.  Washington CH $10 Lydia Ulry 740-335-1150 ulry.9@osu.edu  
Hocking Tuesday, April 9, 2019 by 4/5/19 6:00-8:00pm Fairgrounds, Youth Center 150 No. Homer Ave., Logan $20 Angelia Seum 740-385-3222 seum.6@osu.edu *Cash, check or money order only.  No admission after start time.  Classes close as they fill.
Hocking Saturday, April 27, 2019 4/25/19 9:00-11:00am Fairgrounds, Youth Center 150 N. Homer Ave., Logan $20.00 Angelia Seum 740-385-3222 seum.6@osu.edu *Cash, check or money order only.  No admission after start time.  Classes close as they fill.
Hocking Monday, April 29, 2019 4/25/19 6:00-8:00pm Fairgrounds, Youth Center 150 N. Homer Ave., Logan $20 Angelia Seum 740-385-3222 seum.6@osu.edu *Cash, check or money order only.  No admission after start time.  Classes close as they fill.
Hocking Thursday, May 30, 2019 5/28/19 6:00-8:00pm Fairgrounds, Youth Center 150 N. Homer Ave., Logan $20.00 Angelia Seum 740-385-3222 seum.6@osu.edu *Cash, check or money order only.  No admission after start time.  Classes close as they fill.
Pike Saturday, March 16, 2019     N/A 10:00am Multipurpose Building, Pike Co. Fairgrounds 311 Mill St. Piketon  N/A Kristen Campbell 740-289-4837 campbell.1750@osu.edu followed by Sheep/Goat Clinic
Pike Tuesday, April 9, 2019     N/A 5:30pm Multipurpose Building, Pike Co. Fairgrounds 311 Mill St. Piketon   N/A Kristen Campbell 740-289-4837 campbell.1750@osu.edu followed by Poultry/Rabbit Clinic
Pike Saturday, May 4, 2019     N/A 10:00am Multipurpose Building, Pike Co. Fairgrounds 311 Mill St. Piketon   N/A Kristen Campbell 740-289-4837 campbell.1750@osu.edu  
Pike Monday, June 10, 2019     N/A 10am & 2:00pm Art Hall 311 Mill St.    N/A Kristen Campbell 740-289-4837 campbell.1750@osu.edu  

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