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GET CERTIFIED: Meetings in December across eastern Nebraska will offer BQA certification and recertification, which covers a three-year time period.

Extension meetings to cover VFD, offer BQA certification

Winter meetings in eastern Nebraska will cover VFD regulations, animal health stewardship and BQA best management practices.

In December, Nebraska Extension and Beef Quality Assurance will be offering BQA certification and veterinary feed directive informational meetings for beef producers.

Rob Eirich, Nebraska director of BQA and a Nebraska Extension beef educator, will be discus BQA best management practices, animal health stewardship and the new veterinary feed directive (VFD).

These meetings will update producers on implementing BQA practices and the VFD regulations.

All producers are invited to attend these free meetings. Meetings will also offer BQA certification for producers needing certification or recertification. There is a $20 fee for those wanting to become BQA certified or recertified, and certification is for a three-year time period.

Session locations are:

 Dec. 11, 3-5 p.m. Nebraska Extension in Saunders County, Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Building (Formerly ARDC), 1071 County Road G, Ithaca

 Dec. 11, 7-9 p.m., Nebraska Extension in Otoe County, 620 First St., Syracuse

 Dec. 12, 3-5 p.m., Jefferson County 4-H Building, 56885 PWF Road, Fairbury

 Dec. 12, 7-9 p.m., Civic Center in Seward, 601 Bradford St., Seward

Refreshments will be provided. Registration is free, but preregistration is due by 5 p.m. on Dec. 8. To register, contact Saunders County Extension at 402-624-8007 or Kristen Ulmer at [email protected].

For more information, contact your local Nebraska Extension Beef Educator or Rob Eirich, Nebraska BQA director, at 308-632-1230 or [email protected].

Source: Nebraska Extension in Saunders County

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