Due to COVID-19 Beef Quality Assurance has been CANCELLED until further notice and will be re-schedualed at a later date.
Many of America’s meat distributers will only buy beef that is from BQA Certified producers. This certification is not mandated by law. However, it is being required by some of the stakeholders that make up the beef supply chain, including auction barns, feed lots, packers, retailers, and consumers. Essentially, marketing beef without BQA certification will become increasingly difficult or will find prices are affected.
Beef and dairy farmers should strongly consider becoming certified if they have not done so already.
ATTENTION 4-H ers! **This course also meets the requirement for Ohio Youth Food Animal QA for the 2020 4-H project year. Youth who intend to show their beef project animal at exhibition such as the county or state fair have the option of taking this in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training to meet the requirement for Ohio Youth Food Animal QA for the project year. Class is $5.00 for attending parent, youth attend for free. (Please note that the ONLINE BQA classes do NOT meet the youth requirement, only face-to-face trainings.)
March 12 April 29, Medina County training will certify participants for three years. This opportunity is for any beef or dairy cattle producer at $5 per person to cover educational materials. MARCH 12, 2020 *April 29*
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Cost: $5.00 per adult. Under 18 free with accompanying adult.
The Medina University Center, Akron University's Medina Campus.
6300 Technology Lane, Medina OH 44256
(accessible from Wedgewood and Lake Roads)