The Fulton County OSU Extension office will host a free Beef Quality Assurance class Thursday, Dec. 13, noon-1:30 p.m., at the Robert Fulton Ag Center meeting room, 8770 State Highway 108, in Wauseon.
The program is sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America and Fulton County Cattle Feeders, and will be led by Garth Ruff, Henry County Extension educator. Certification good for three years will be awarded upon completion of the class.
Registration is necessary at 419-337-9010 or by visiting firstname.lastname@example.org, for an accurate count for materials and refreshments.
Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally-coordinated, state-implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers of how common sense husbandry techniques can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions.
In the coming years, beef buyers such as Wendy’s, Tyson, and others will only source beef from producers trained in Beef Quality Assurance.