Upcoming Beef Quality Assurance Events 


In-person learning opportunities are an essential component of the NY BQA program's success. Attendees have an opportunity to learn not only from industry professionals but each other. 

BQA Online Certification is always available at https://www.bqa.org/certification/online-certification

In-Person BQA Trainings/ NEw York State Level II  

In-person training opportunities are hosted by your local Cornell Cooperative Extension. to receive email notifications of BQA trainings near you visit https://blogs.cornell.edu/beefcattle/  and subscribe. 

Upcoming Trainings: 

Saturday, October 12, 2019, from 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM 

Bingham Hall, 5381 Depot St. West Valley, NY

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- LISA KEMPISTY, LJK4@CORNELL.EDU, 716-664-9502 EXT 203


Saturday, October 19, from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Yatesville Baptist Church, 1894 Yatesville Rd, Penn Yan 

Glade Haven Farm, 3550 Old County Rd, Penn Yan 

$15.00 per person or $25.00 per farm, includes lunch 

RSVP/MORE INFOMRATION- by October 16, Brandie Waite, 585-343-3040 x138, bls238@cornell.edu   


Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Cambridge Valley Livestock Market, 2147 NY-22, Cambridge, NY 12816 

$15.00 pre- registration, $20 at the door per person or $25.00 pre-registration, $35 at the door per farm (unlimited people) 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- https://tinyurl.com/BQA-Workshop  or call (518)765-3500.   


Friday, October 25, 2019, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Alfred State College Farm, 1254 State Route 244, Alfred NY 14802

Free for Students, $5.00 for outside attendees 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- by October 23, Lynn Bliven 585-268-7644 ext. 18, lao3@cornell.edu


Friday, November 8, from 6:00 PM -9:00 PM 

Unadilla Livestock Company, Inc., 76 Maple Avenue Unadilla, NY 

FREE- Sponsored by Unadilla Livestock Company, Inc. 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION-  by November 4th, Barbara Moran - 845-701-2418, stonewallfarms93@eathlink.net


Saturday, November 9, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM 

Strobel Farm, 3690 Coomer Rd, Newfane 

$15.00 per person or $25.00 per farm, includes lunch 

RSVP/MORE INFORMATION- by November 4, Brandie Waite, 585-343-3040 x138, bls238@cornell.edu   

If you do not see a training in your area and are interested in hosting A BQA Certification Opportunity contact Mike Baker, mjb28@cornell.edu, 607-255-5923

BQA TRANSPORTATION Trainings 

Transportation quality assurance plays a critical role in the health and welfare of cattle. The proper handling and transport of cattle can reduce sickness in calves, prevent bruises, and improve the quality of the meat from these animals. By using best practices, transporters can save the beef industry millions of dollars each year. When a transporter participates in the program they are showing consumers they are ready to take every step possible to keep cattle as healthy and safe as possible. The program covers many topics including: 

  • Cattle handling guidelines & diagrams
  • Checklists for loading/unloading
  • Checklists for hot/cold weather factors
  • Checklists for fit/injured/weak cattle
  • Checklist for traveling
  • Loading suggestions and worksheets
  • Bio-security & Emergency Action Plans
Upcoming Trainings:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2019, FROM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

EMPIRE LIVESTOCK PAVILION MARKET, 357 LAKE ST PAVILION, NY 

RSVP/ MORE INFORMATION- KATHERINE BROSNAN, KBROSNAN@NYBEEF.ORG, 315-339-6922


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019, FROM 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

EMPIRE LIVESTOCK VERNON MARKET, 11 RUTH ST VERNON, NY 

RSVP/ MORE INFORMATION- KATHERINE BROSNAN, KBROSNAN@NYBEEF.ORG, 315-339-6922

Online BQA Transportation Certification is available at bqatransportation.beeflearningcenter.org

Re-Certification Form is available for download here

"Cattle Behavior & Handling” Session 

November 2, 2019, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM 

Wild Geese Farm 8499 Agett Rd. Franklinville, NY 14737

Are you hosting a meeting that will include a presentation on BQA related material? Let us know!

Thank you to our sponsors 


The Beef Quality Assurance Program in New York State would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors.