Beef Quality Assurance Certification Available In October

PRESS RELEASE– Nebraska Extension and Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) will be offering BQA Certification for beef producers. Producers can become BQA certified after attending any of these trainings.
Rob Eirich, Nebraska Director of BQA, and local Nebraska Extension Beef Educators will be presenting BQA Best Management Practices, Animal Health Stewardship, and Animal Handling.

In order to produce a quality, wholesome and safe beef product for consumers, all sectors of the beef industry need to do their part. These meetings will update producers on implementing BQA practices and answer continuing questions on packer requirements and FDA regulations.

Produces attending these meetings will be Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Certified, for those needing certification or re-certification. There is a $20 fee for those wanting to become BQA certified/re certified, which is good for a three year time period. There are discounts for those certifying more than three individuals per operation.

Local session locations include:
*October 9, Broken Bow, 6:30 pm CT, 4-H Building at Fairgrounds,
RSVP: 308-872-6831.
*October 10, O’Neill, 1:00 pm CT, Holt County Extension Office Annex,
RSVP: 308-346-4200.
*October 11, Ainsworth, 10:00 am CT, Brown County Courthouse Conference Room,
RSVP: 402-387-2213.
*October 16, Thedford, 5:00 pm CT, Sandhills Corral Restaurant, RSVP: 308-645-2267
one week prior for a meal count.
*October 17, Whitman (GSL), 5:00 pm MT, Gudmundsen Sandhills Lab,
RSVP: 308-645-2267 one week prior for a meal count.

Other locations across Nebraska can be found at bqa.unl.edu. Contact the local extension
office at the numbers listed above to register.

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