Dairy & Livestock

Beef Quality Assurance | BQA


Local Dodge County Programming

  • October 26, 2021 | 5:30 PM | Brownsville Community Center-871 Main St., Brownsville, WI. Please call 920-386-3790 to register.
  • December 3, 2021 | 1:00 PM | Lowell Community Memorial VFW-280 South St., Lowell, WI. Please call 920-386-3790 to register.




The UW-Madison’s Division of Extension and the Wisconsin Beef Council will be hosting a set schedule of in-person Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification meetings over the coming months.  In-person sessions are intended for those who cannot complete the online certification available by going to https://www.bqa.org/ and clicking on ‘Certification’.

To register for an in-person session, go to https://tinyurl.com/2hr5karf or call one of the County Extension offices listed below.  *Note that for all Extension meetings, masks and social distancing may be required.  Individuals not willing to comply will be asked to leave.

Pre-registration for each location closes seven days before the meeting date.  Farmers are encouraged not to wait until the last minute to earn BQA certification or to recertify, as it is better that a current certification overlaps rather than expires.

To attend the in-person meetings, farmers must register 7 days before the meeting date as attendance is limited based on location capacity and to follow any COVID guidelines in place at that time.  NO walk-ins will be allowed.   Due to limited capacity, it is encouraged that one individual per farm attend the in-person meetings.  The individual attending the meeting will hold the BQA certification; family members and employees are covered by that certification when it is filed with the market(s). It is each individuals’ responsibility to share certification details with markets.

|| Scheduled Meetings Around the State ||

August 26, 6 pm, Dodger Bowl, Dodgeville, 608-723-2125

Sept 7, 1 pm, Green County Justice Building, Monroe, 608-328-9440

Sept 9, 5:30 pm, American Legion, Sparta, 608-269-8722

Sept 11, UW River Falls Mann Valley Farm, 715-531-1930

Sept. 23, 5:30 pm, Lumberyard Bar & Grill, Bonduel, 715-526-6136

Sept. 28, 5:30 pm, Multi-purpose Building, Darlington, 608-776-4820

Oct. 21, 5:30 pm, Country Aire, Stratford, 715-748-3327 ext. 3

Oct. 26, 5:30 pm, Youth & Ag, Lancaster, 608-723-2125

Oct. 26, 5:30 pm, Brownsville Community Center, 920-386-3790

Oct. 26, 5:30 pm, Walworth Governance Center, Elkhorn, 262-741-4962

Oct. 26, 5:30 pm, UW-Platteville Richland Center Campus, Wallace Student Center, 608-509-8436

Nov. 8, 5:30 pm, Abbotsford City Hall, 715-748-3327 ext. 3

Nov. 9, 5:30 pm, Gays Mills Community Center, 608-326-0223

Nov. 16, 5:30 pm, Viroqua VFW, 608-637-5276

Dec. 1, 5:30 pm, Kewaunee Co Fairgrounds, Luxemburg, 920-388-7141

Dec 1, 5.30 pm, Pound Town Hall, Coleman, 715-701-0966

Dec. 3, 1:00 pm, Lowell Community Memorial VFW, 920-386-3790

Dec. 6, 5:30 pm, Merrill High School, 715-748-3327

Dec. 6, 5:30 pm, Crawford Co Admin. Building, Prairie du Chien, 608-326-0223

Dec. 7, 5:30 pm, W. Square Admin Building, Baraboo, 608-355-3250

Dec. 7, 5:30 pm, La Crosse Admin Center Basement Room 0430, 608-785-9593

Dec. 7, 5:30 pm, St. Croix Ag & Ed Center, Baldwin, 715-531-1930

Dec. 9, 9:30 am, Pierce Co Ext Office, Ellsworth, 715-273-6781

Dec 9, 9.30 am, Polk County EXT Office, Balsam Lake, 715-485-8600

Dec. 9, 9:30 am, Barron County Extension, Barron, 715-537-6256

Dec. 9, 9:30 am, Buffalo County Extension, Alma, 608-685-6256

Dec. 9, 9:30 am, Eagle’s Club, Chippewa Falls, 715-839-4712

Dec. 16, 5:30 pm, Blair Community Center, 715-538-5097

Jan. 11, 5:30 pm, Viroqua Extension Office Meeting Room, 608-637-5276

Jan. 11, 5:30 pm, La Crosse Admin Center Basement Room 0430, 608-785-9593

Jan. 11, 5:30 pm, W Square Admin Building, Baraboo, 608-355-3250

Jan 11, 5.30 pm, Marquette County Service Center, Montello, 608-339-4237

Feb. 11, 12:30 pm, Eagles Club, Chippewa Falls, 715-839-4712


The Wisconsin Beef Council is a producer-led non-profit organization funded by the $1.00 per head assessment on all cattle sold in the state of Wisconsin.  Half of one dollar remains in Wisconsin for local beef promotion, while the other half is forwarded to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board.  The purpose of the Council is to fund beef promotion, research and consumer education activities supporting Wisconsin’s $2.1 billion beef industry. The WBC operates under the guidance of its Board of Directors.  The Board is comprised of representatives from cattle related organizations from around the state.


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