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NOTE: Session list updated as of 12/12/18.

As the end of 2018 draws near, beef producers who need Beef Quality Assurance certification are reminded of a series of training and certification sessions scheduled across Iowa over the next few weeks. The Iowa Beef Center is cooperating with the Iowa Beef Industry Council to offer these December 2018 sessions.

Feedlot Forum 2019 Beef producers are in a new era of marketing with more changes rapidly coming. This new era will be the focus of Feedlot Forum 2019, set for Jan. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Terrace View Event Center in Sioux Center.
Beef Quality Assurance program graphic Area beef producers should make plans to attend the Three-State Beef Conference set for Jan. 15, 16 and 17, 2019, with locations in Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska. This conference provides beef cattle producers and others in the beef industry a regular update on current cow-calf and stocker topics, and is planned and offered through a cooperative effort of extension beef specialists from these three states.
Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference logo The popular Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference has provided timely, accurate and important information to the state’s beef cattle industry for more than 40 years. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Patrick Wall said the 2019 conference, set for Jan. 26 at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa, will continue that successful tradition.
Making silage

Corn silage has always been a major feed component in dairy and beef rations. However, this year's weather is making harvesting corn silage a challenge for many areas of the state. While every area of the state has had different growing conditions, all have been challenging. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef specialist Denise Schwab said a few basic principles of corn silage harvest are critical to harvest and store a high quality corn silage feedstuff.

Beef Quality Assurance program graphic Looking for a BQA workshop? Check this listing on this page of the Iowa Beef Industry Council website for a location near you. This page also has links to our IBC personnel, online BQA training, information on BQA transportation trainings and more.
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