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Beef Quality Assurance and Secure Beef Supply Plan

The Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program helps farmers and cattle suppliers understand sound management practices that ensure a secure beef supply and how to meet quality standards of beef producers. For more information on BQA certification requirements, visit the Minnesota Beef Council site.

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Beef Home Study Course

The Beef Home Study Course is an online, self-paced course for beef producers, industry personnel, government agencies and enthusiasts to expand their knowledge of beef industry topics. 

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Cattle Feeder Days

Cattle Feeder Days features information on production management, nutrition, efficiency and marketing. The corresponding trade show features vendors with new information, technology and products.

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Cow-Calf Days Seminar Tour and Trade Show

This event has been held for more than 40 years and continues to be the leading information, technology and research outlet for cow-calf producers in the state of Minnesota.

Cattle reproduction management workshop

This information-packed workshop provides hands-on demonstrations to introduce the latest research and best practices for successful operations and healthy cattle.

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Northern States Beef Conference

The Northern States Beef Conference is an educational conference held biennially in December. The conference features topics for all segments of the beef industry in to the northern plains region of the U.S.

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Minnesota Grazing School

The Grazing School is designed for producers and anyone with an interest in learning about the tools of grazing management to benefit livestock, the grassland ecosystem and wildlife.

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Fall Roundup

The annual Fall Roundup program is a multi-location calf marketing program for cow calf producers in the state of Minnesota.

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