Attention all dairymen, cattle farmers and ranchers: The checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Producers Forum will be held Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas, the day prior to the Annual Cattle Industry Convention. The forum is open to all checkoff investors.

This is a time for cattle producers to have their voices heard about the BQA program and where it’s headed in the future.

“This is where the grassroots ‘rubber meets the road’,” says Dr. John Maas, DVM, BQA Advisory Board Chair and 2013 national BQA Educator of the Year. “As we work to shape the program into what’s best for producers and the beef industry as a whole, your input is highly encouraged and appreciated at this critical time."

During the forum, producers will hear current program and resource updates, meet the BQA program staff and leaders, and have an opportunity for engagement and discussion.

For more information about the forum, please contact Chase DeCoite. For more information about BQA visit and for more on your beef checkoff investment, visit