University of Maryland Extension

Animal Husbandry & Quality Assurance (AH & QA)

The 2019 Maryland 4-H On-Line Animal Husbandry and Quality Assurance  (AH&QA) program is open.  

Members may access the AH&QA program at: Additionally, a link to access the AH&QA program and the 2019 Maryland 4-H AH&QA Information Sheet is posted on the Animal Science Program Resources page of the Maryland 4-H website at  

All 4-H members enrolled in alpacas, beef, dairy, goats, horse and pony, llamas, poultry, sheep, swine and rabbits are required to have completed the on-line training prior to July 1st to be eligible to exhibit their project animals at the 2019 Howard County Fair.

The 2019 program must be completed using Firefox, Chrome or Safari web browsers. The program is not supported by Internet Explorer.  The program contains two levels, a Junior-aged Level and an Intermediate/Senior-aged Level. The program automatically directs members to the correct level based on their birthdate.

4-Hers are required to complete the on-line training program:

  • If this is their first year as a 4-H member
  • When they reach each 4-H age division (juniors (8-10), intermediates (11-13), seniors (14-18) – all as of January 1 of the current year)  
  • When an Intermediate or Senior 4-H member chooses to show a new species since last completing the program within their age division - they must return to the program and complete it for the new species area

(The Junior program does not have species specific sections like the Intermediate/Senior program does). Passcodes issued in 2015-2018 should still be viable for returning members. Members with passcodes issued prior to 2015 must register to receive a new passcode. 

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