Although the COVID-19 pandemic doesn't allow the Iowa Beef Center to deliver in-person educational workshops and trainings, IBC is working to provide online and other virtual tools to help cattle producers become more informed. One of these opportunities is a Beef Quality Assurance training offered in a webinar format.
IBC, along with the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Minnesota Beef Council, are partnering to help producers become BQA certified through this free virtual session at 7 to 9 p.m. April 8. 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 smartphone.
You can see the session flyer here. Registration is required to access the session and can be done up to the start time of 7 p.m. It is necessary to attend the entire session for certification, so no late access will be allowed.
Register for webinar online
To register for this event, choose "Register" on the main webinar access page here.
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 to ensure that you don’t miss any of the training. If you have any questions, contact Beth Reynolds before the event at email@example.com or 307-761-3353.
“Visit our COVID-19 page for information on changes to programming by and with Iowa Beef Center. It is updated as we receive information,” Reynolds says.