Iowa BQA Coordinator - IBIC Director of Industry Relations | 515-296-2305
Iowa Beef Specialists
Region 1 Educator - Beth Doran, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 3 Educator - Russ Euken, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 11 Educator - Denise Schwab, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 21 Educator - Erika Lundy-Woolfolk, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 25 Educator - Chris Clark, ISU Beef Specialist
Region 18 Educator - Patrick Wall, 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.
Franklin County Farm Bureau
1323 Olive Ave
Hampton, IA 50441
For more information: Please RSVP and register by contacting the
Snow date is February 27th.
Moville City Hall
21 W. Main St.
For more information: Please RSVP and register by Feb. 22nd by calling the Woodbury County Extension Office at 712.276.2157.
Jackson Co Extension Office
1102 E Quarry St.
For more information: Please pre-register by calling Maquoketa State Bank at 563.652.2491 x4148.
Sponsored by Maquoketa State Bank and Jackson Co. Cattlemen
CRC Events Center
1006 Chestnut St
Osage, IA 50461
For more information: Please pre-register by calling the co-op main office by March 5th at 641.732.3768. Kathryn at 507.473.5466
Osage Coop is the program sponsor.
Durant Community Center
606 5th Ave
For more information: Please pre-register by calling Jon Lafrenz at 563.210.4618.
Dinner will be provided at 6:00 p.m. and the training will start at 6:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Scott County Cattlemen
St. Donatus Parish Center
97 E 1st St.
Donatus, IA 52071
For more information: Please pre-register by calling B&G Feed Service at 563.773.8801.
Sponsored by B&G Feed Service.
Waverly Sales Company
2212 5th Ave. NW
Waverly, IA 50677
For more information: Please pre-register by calling Waverly Sales Co at 319.352.2804.
Lunch provided by Bremer Co Cattlemen.
Tama Livestock Auction
1908 E 5th St.
Tama, IA 52339
For more information: Please pre-register by August 13 by calling the Tama Livestock Auction at 641.484.3465.
Decorah Sales Commission
2123 Madison Rd.
For more information: Please pre-register by calling Decorah Sales Commission at 563.382.4203.
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.
Congratulations to Lauritsen Cattle Co of Exira, IA.
Congratulations to Dr. John Greving of Manning, Iowa.
Congratulations to Joe Nelson and Jesse Massman of Decorah Livestock Commission of Decorah, IA.
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