University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension will be offering a Beef Quality Assurance and Pork Quality Assurance recertification and training Dec. 2 at the Lancaster Extension Education Center.

Registration and evening meal will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the programs beginning at 6:15 p.m.

Participants will complete an interactive training and quiz in order to certify/recertify. Each session will last about two hours.

Rob Eirich, UNL Extension educator and Nebraska BQA director, will teach BQA. There is an additional $20 fee for the BQA certification (checks can be made payable to Nebraska BQA). This certification is good for two years. The BQA certification is free to youth and full-time college students.

Amy Schmidt, UNL assistant professor, livestock bioenvironmental engineer and Nebraska PQA+ trainer, will teach the PQA session.

There is no additional fee for this certification, and it is good for three years. The PQA certification is the adult certification only.

This program is designed for anyone who wants more information on good production practices of beef and/or pork and for persons who raise, market, and/or sell beef and/or pork animals. There will be time to visit with the speakers on an individual or small group basis.

Cost is $10 and includes the meal and all materials. Pre-registration is requested by Nov. 26 to ensure an accurate head count for the meal. Please indicate attending the BQA or PQA session.

To register or obtain more information, contact: Lindsay Chichester, Saunders County, 402-624-8007 or Cole Meador, Lancaster County, 402-441-7180.