Registration open for Stockmanship & Stewardship event in Wisconsin


Cattle handling workshop in outdoor pens.


AMES, Iowa -- Registration is now open for a Stockmanship & Stewardship event, Aug. 28-29, at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Wisconsin. Funded in part by the Beef Checkoff, Stockmanship & Stewardship is a unique educational experience for cattle producers featuring low-stress cattle handling demonstrations, Beef Quality Assurance training, facility design sessions and industry updates.

Iowa State University extension beef specialist Denise Schwab said the event provides a wealth of information, access to industry experts, and networking opportunities for beef producers.

“Educational programs like Stockmanship & Stewardship elevate producers’ commitment to continuous improvement through BQA principles,” she said. “By participating in Stockmanship & Stewardship, cattlemen and women are demonstrating to consumers they are striving to produce the highest quality, safest beef possible.”

During the event, which runs from 12:30 p.m. Aug. 28 to 1:15 p.m Aug. 29, producers can become BQA certified, network with fellow cattlemen and women, participate in hands-on demonstrations led by animal handling experts, and learn innovative management techniques. Industry experts will cover topics such as nutrition, pasture management, trailer maintenance, manure management, and selecting for sustainability through genetics. There will also be a tour of the University of Wisconsin Lancaster Ag Research Station.

Stockmanship & Stewardship is sponsored by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Neogen, and the Beef Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance program. Local sponsors for the Lancaster location are Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association, Wisconsin Beef Council, UW Madison Division of Extension, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Iowa Beef Industry Council, Illinois Extension, Illinois Beef Association, Murray’s Dairy Farm and Refrigeration, Corteva Agriscience, and Axiota Animal Health.

For more information, complete agenda, fees and to register, visit Cattle producers attending Stockmanship & Stewardship are eligible for reimbursement through the Rancher Resilience Grant. To apply for a grant to cover registration costs and two nights hotel, visit



The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University was established in 1996 with the goal of supporting the growth and vitality of the state’s beef cattle industry. It comprises faculty and staff from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and College of Veterinary Medicine, and works to develop and deliver the latest research-based information regarding the beef cattle industry. For more information about IBC, visit

Denise Schwab, ISU Extension and Outreach beef specialist, 319-721-9624,


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