Animal Identification and Beef Quality Assurance Topics Offered in Combined Workshops to Increase Effectiveness and Participation
Nineteen workshops conducted by University of Idaho Extension and industry organizations combined the topics of Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) to increase workshop attendance and participation. Voluntary certification/re-certification in the Idaho BQA Program and on-site NAIS premises registration were provided at no cost. Of 641 attendees, 86.1% became BQA Certified and 73.9% completed a written evaluation. Using a 5-point Likert-type scale (1 = never, 5 = always), 29.7% indicated that they always followed BQA guidelines prior to the workshop, while 58.6% indicated that they will always follow BQA guidelines due to the workshop.
Ahola, J. K., & Glaze, J. (2009). Animal Identification and Beef Quality Assurance Topics Offered in Combined Workshops to Increase Effectiveness and Participation. The Journal of Extension, 47(5), Article 42. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol47/iss5/42