AMES, Iowa — Although the COVID-19 pandemic will not allow the Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University to deliver in-person educational workshops and trainings, the center is working to provide online and other virtual tools to help producers become more informed. One of these opportunities is a Beef Quality Assurance training offered in webinar format.
The IBC, Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Minnesota Beef Council are partnering to help producers become BQA certified through this free virtual session on Wednesday, April 8, from 7-9 p.m.
BQA is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that raises consumer confidence through offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality in each segment of the beef industry.
Producers are strongly encouraged to become certified, and although voluntary, certification is required to access certain markets. This training and certification session will be interactive and can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone.
View the session flyer online. Registration is required and can be done up to the 7 p.m. start time. It is necessary to attend the entire session for certification, so no late access will be allowed.
To register, choose “Register” on the main webinar access page. Once registered, you will receive an email with a link to join the event the evening of April 8. The training team will be using the online platform called “WebEx.”
Join the event early if you are unfamiliar with this platform. For more information, contact Beth Reynolds, program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, prior to the event, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-761-3353.
To learn more about the Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings in your area, visit www.iabeef.org. BQA Certification is also offered as an online course at no charge at www.bqa.org.
— Beth Reynolds, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
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