Beef Team Spotlight
Q: Tell us a little about your role serving as Georgia’s Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator.
A: "I took the role of serving as Georgia’s BQA Coordinator in 2009. At that time, our program was stagnant and we had less than 100 certified producers in the state. The program was rejuvenated with new training materials and a strong campaign from UGA Extension and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. Georgia now has over 2,000 Beef Quality Assurance Certified producers. In the role of coordinator, I work with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to make sure that our program meets recommended standards. The goal is to have all beef industry members certified and help them keep that certification active."