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October is BQA Month – hosting sites sought

October is BQA month! In 2014 the New York Beef Quality Assurance Committee offered 13 BQA trainings across the state resulting in 71 producers completing Level I certification and 69 completing Level II Certification. This year we hope to improve on this success. To do that we need locations across NY to reach as wide an audience as possible.

A BQA training the site would need an area for lecture (barn, shop, garage), a handling facility and 4-6 cattle for participants to demonstrate their ability to give a subcutaneous injection. Everything else to conduct the training will be provided. The training requires about 3 hours and can be conducted during the day or an evening (with indoor facilities).

If you would be interested or would like more information, contact:

Mike Baker, , 607-255-5923

Nancy Glazier, , 585-343-3040

Carol Gillis, , 315-339-3060

Hosting a site is a great opportunity to showcase your farm as well as your support of the Beef Quality Assurance Program.

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