Beef Quality Assurance Re-certification Course

The Beef Quality Assurance program is designed to provide beef producers up to date knowledge on best practices for raising cattle to sell a safe, quality product to consumers.
Beef Quality Assurance Re-certification Course - Workshops
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Length: 2 hours
Language: English
Note: Benefits of being BQA Certified include: improves sale value of marketed cattle, shows consumers your commitment to food safety and quality, increases operation profitability, and provides the public with a positive image of the beef industry.

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BQA Re-certification:

There are two certification processes that producers should be aware of for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program. Initial certification requires a chute-side training, or hands-on training with a general information session. In order for a producer to keep their initial BQA certification, they must get re-certified every two years. This requirement allows the program to cover new material from the industry that has been released in the two year interval.

The instructor will be Courtney Cowden from the Pennsylvania BQA.

Included in the training will be a meet and greet with a light dinner.

For more information about this workshop, or if you are interested in becoming BQA certified for the first time, please contact Chelsea Hill via , or call the Penn State Extension, Wayne County office at 570-253-5970 ext. 4110.

Who is this for?

Beef Producers who have already obtained Beef Quality Assurance Certification in the past and are in need of the required 2 year re-certification course.

What will you learn?

This course refreshes the producers about the BQA guidelines, educates producers on any industry updates that have occurred since their last certification, and allows producers to self-assess their operations.


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