UW-Madison’s Division of Extension and Wisconsin Beef Council is hosting a set schedule of in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification meetings. Farmers are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to earn BQA certification or to recertify, as it is better that a current certification overlaps rather than expires. BQA certification is valid for three years, so producers who certified in 2018-2019 will need to be recertified.
To attend the in-person meetings, farmers must register 7 days before the meeting date as attendance may be limited based on location capacity and to follow any COVID guidelines in place at that time. NO walk-ins will be allowed. Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged that one individual per farm attend the in-person meetings. The individual attending the meeting will hold the BQA certification; family members and employees are covered by that certification when it is filed with the market(s). It is each individuals’ responsibility to share certification details with markets.
If you are unable to attend an in-person training, certification can be completed online at https://www.bqa.org/.