11/4/2016 12:00:00 AM
Reminder: Free BQA Certification Period Ends in Two Weeks!
Note: For questions about the online
certification process, including technical issues, please contact Kelly Oliver at
Kansas State University.
The countdown continues for beef and dairy producers to become Beef Quality
Assurance (BQA)-certified for free
online through Nov. 13. As an added bonus, anyone who becomes certified during
this period is eligible to win a prize package, courtesy of Boehringer
Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. and the BQA program, funded in part by the beef
Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. will pick up the $25-$50 online
training fee for every person completing BQA training through Nov. 13. That
includes anyone who works with cattle – whether they be beef- or dairy-focused.
to take advantage of the open certification period.
To learn more about your beef checkoff investment, visit www.MyBeefCheckoff.com.
The Beef Checkoff Program
was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The checkoff assesses $1 per
head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a
comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States may retain up
to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the
Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national
checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.