July 1, 2009
The bell rang and class was in session at Texas Tech University where over 20 students recently participated in the first-ever Beef 706 designed entirely for Texas youth. The checkoff-funded class provided an overview of the beef industry and a hands-on learning experience on beef quality. For 20 years the program has been educating producers about the factors impacting the safety and quality of beef.
"Students attending Beef 706 have traditionally been more experienced and often times older cattle producers," said Jason Bagley, beef quality manager, Texas Beef Council (TBC). "While TBC continues to believe in educating cattle producers both young and old, we recognize the need to reach out to a younger generation to begin educating them about Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and its important role in beef cattle production."