Iowa BQA Coordinator - Rusty
Gibbs, IBIC Director of Industry Relations | 515-296-2305
Iowa Beef Specialists
Iowa BQA Regional Director - Dan Loy, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 1 Educator - Beth Doran, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 2 Educator - Russ Euken, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 3 Educator - Denise Schwab, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 4 Educator - Erika Lundy, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 5 Educator - Chris Clark, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 6 Educator - Patrick Wall, ISU Beef Specialist
BQA Educator - Katy Lippolis, ISU Beef Specialist
Earn your BQA Certification at one of our upcoming BQA Workshops.
Are you looking to get BQA Certified, but want to do it from home? Online training options are now available from anywhere, and Iowa qualifies! Get started today.
Hansen Animal Learning Center
2508 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA 50014
Madison County Fairgrounds
1146 W. Summit St.
Winterset, IA 50273
Please pre-register by June 28 to the Madison County Extension Office at (515) 462-1001.
Tama Hall, Hawkeye Community College
1501 E Orange Rd.
Please pre-register by July 10 to the Black Hawk County Extension Office at (319) 721-9624.
301 Main St.
Rock Rapids, IA
Tama Livestock Auction
1908 E 5th St.
Please RSVP by August 25 to the Benton County Extension office at 319-472-4739 or Tama Livestock Auction at 641-484-3465.
Decorah Sales Commission
2123 Madison Rd.
Woodbury County Extension Office
4278 Southern Hills Dr.
Sioux City, IA
Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) works to protect consumer confidence in our beef supply and to return more profits to producers. All individuals who have the opportunity to influence the quality and handling of cattle are encouraged to become certified.
By Chase DeCoite, Director of Beef Quality Assurance, National
Cattlemen's Beef Association, a contractor to the beef checkoff
checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program recently launched a
training and certification program for cattle transportation. The program,
known as Beef Quality Assurance Transportation (BQAT),
provides cattle producers and haulers with comprehensive training based on
their roles in the cattle industry. Online training launched in November 2017
and has quickly amassed over 700 enrollments by producers and cattle haulers
from across the country. Additionally, Cargill is supporting in-person
training programs through the network of BQA state coordinators.
Kennedy Cattle Company of Atlantic, Iowa was the 2018 Iowa BQA Feedyard Award recipient. Pictured (L-R): Steve Rehder (IBIC Chair), Zak and Emily Kennedy and Rusty Gibbs, (IBIC).
Peterson Farms of Eddyville, IA received the 2018 Iowa BQA Cow-Calf Award. Pictured
(L-R): Steve Rehder (IBIC Chair), Curt, Kaylene, Kylie, Abby, and Makenzie Peterson and Rusty Gibbs (IBIC).
Denise Scwab, Northeast Iowa Regional Extension Beef Specialist, received the 2018 Iowa BQA Educator Award.
Iowa Educator Award was awarded to Dr. Jason Hall and Dr. Skylar Speer, Summit Veterinary Service - Winterset, IA
Iowa Marketer Award was awarded to Tama Livestock Auction - Tama, IA
Iowa Marketer Award was awarded to Knoxville Regional Livestock Market - Knoxville, IA
2011 Iowa BQA Award was awarded to Couser Cattle Company, Nevada, IA
2010 Iowa BQA Award was awarded to Morris Larson, Spencer Livestock Sales, Spencer, IA