The Beef Checkoff Program recently released the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Education Series in DVD format for state BQA coordinators and trainers. These modules focus on the philosophy that underpins Beef and Dairy Quality Assurance programs, the procedures and protocols that are foundations of effective implementation, and the use of stockmanship in support of BQA.

These educational modules were created to help supplement the online and printed materials currently available to state coordinators and BQA trainers. The 12 modules are designed to support and supplement current BQA curricula targeted to beef and dairy producers and are appropriate for producers, 4-H and youth audiences, and agricultural students at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.   

The specific modules are as follows: 

“The effectiveness of these modules will be enhanced if they are integrated with existing state and national materials,” says John Maas, DVM, and chairman of the checkoff’s Joint Producer Education Committee. “We are encouraging all BQA trainers and state staff to become familiar with these educational components in an effort to encourage BQA certification for all producers.”

Visit the website to download the videos or for additional BQA materials.

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