Nebraska BQA Workshop & YQCA Opportunity

Nebraska BQA Workshop  & YQCA Opportunity
Nebraska BQA Workshop & YQCA Opportunity

All Nebraska cattle producers and their families are invited to Certified Angus Beef’s Nebraska BQA Workshop on Saturday, Feb. 24th, 2024, at the Ball Room at Round the Bend Steakhouse in Ashland. Nebraska Volleyball coach John Cook will provide the keynote address for this year’s workshop.

The event will kick off with an optional Youth Quality Care for Animals (YQCA) training at 10 a.m. YQCA is a requirement for all youth exhibiting beef, sheep, swine, goats, dairy, rabbits or poultry in Nebraska 4H and FFA. The YQCA certification fees will be covered for registered youth. They should attend with an adult who is also getting BQA Certification. The workshop, featuring speakers and lunch, will begin at 11 a.m., with a slate of expert speakers to follow. Youth participating in the YQCA event are encouraged to stay for the full workshop.

Even if producers are already BQA certified, they may still attend and choose to recertify or keep their current certification.

The event will conclude at 3:15 p.m. with Cook’s remarks and a meet-and-greet with UNL volleyball players. Participating in the BQA workshops is required to hear Cook speak and participate in the meet-and-greet.

For more information and to register for this event, producers can visit or call 308-632-1230.

Additional YQCA training dates are available to youth hosted by Lancaster County Extension 4-H on May 23rd and June 6th, 6-7pm. Contact Madelaine Polk at for more information regarding the Lancaster County YQCA trainings.