AMES, Iowa – A Beef Quality Assurance training session will be held Aug. 13 at the Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center, 2508 Mortensen Road, in Ames. The in-person session will run from 1:30-3:30 p.m. and is sponsored and provided by Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University, the Iowa Beef Industry Council and the Minnesota Beef Council.
Erika Lundy, beef specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Allison VanDerWal, Minnesota BQA coordinator, will lead the session. Lundy said participant health and safety is the priority, and current federal, state, local and university COVID-19 guidelines will be followed.
“Participants are strongly encouraged to wear a cloth face covering when in the presence of others and unable to maintain a 6-foot physical distance,” Lundy said. “There is no cost to attend this session; however, registration is required to help us plan for necessary space and other requirements.”
To register, contact Iowa Beef Center before Aug. 11 by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-294-BEEF (2333). In both methods, provide the name, address, phone number and email of each person who will attend.
The program flyer has all the details. To learn more about the Iowa BQA Program and other upcoming certification trainings, visit www.iabeef.org. Online BQA and BQAT certification also is available at no charge at www.bqa.org.
For more information about IBC, visit www.iowabeefcenter.org.