Building on its updated National Manual launched in Summer 2019, the Beef Quality Assurance program, or BQA, has updated its online training modules to make them more realistic and useful. The new modules are now available to those who are first becoming BQA certified online and those who are getting re-certified as required after three years. First launched in 2017, the online training modules have been embraced by more than 100,000 in the cattle industry. BQA certifications are also available at in-person training events offered through state beef councils and other local efforts throughout the country. Funded by the Beef Checkoff, the BQA program touches more than 85% of beef produced in the United States today. Bob Smith, chair of the BQA Advisory Board, says, “The new online modules maintain the program’s integrity and make its lessons more real-life and user-friendly.” After registering, participants are taken through an interactive training module that can be completed online, anytime. Learn more at www.bqa.org.
(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)