Information has been released for the upcoming BQA recertification training. Here is the link for assisting producers with registration

BQA Registration Form (

The producer can decide the location, date, and time which works best for them. If the schedule does not work for them, they may complete the training online. Registration is required seven days prior to the selected event.

If a producer does not have an email, which is required for registration, please use

Thank you, if you have any questions please contact me –

Carolyn Ihde     608-326-0223 or by e-mail
Agriculture Educator
Crawford & Richland Counties
UW Madison – Division of Extension


BQA does more than just help beef producers capture more value from their cattle: BQA also reflects a positive public image and instills consumer confidence in the beef industry. When producers implement the best management practices of a BQA program, they assure the cattle they sell are the best they can be. Today, the stakes are even higher because of increased public attention on animal welfare. BQA is valuable to all beef and dairy producers because it: 

  • Demonstrates commitment to food safety and quality.
  • Safeguards the public image of the beef and dairy industries.
  • Upholds consumer confidence in valuable beef products.
  • Improves sale value of marketed beef cattle.
  • Enhances herd profitability through better management.


BQA certification can be done online or by attending an in-person training organized by Wisconsin’s Beef Quality Assurance Coordinators. Visit for the online courses.  You can select from the type of production that best fits your farm – cow/calf, stocker/backgrounder, feedyard or transportation.

Farmers can also become certified by attending an in-person training. Click below for meeting dates and registration details.