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A BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) training will be held Thursday November 3rd at 6:00 pm at the Madison County Extension Office for anyone needing to recertify or complete the initial training. You will need this certification for upcoming CPH-45 Sales if you plan on selling your cattle that way. BQA training is also a good practice for anyone who is involved with cattle production.

** BQA Certification is required for reimbursement in CAIP Cost Share for Genetics and Cattle Handling Facilities programs. ** To renew your BQA Certification, you need to attend this upcoming video training session, Thursday November 3rd, at 6:00 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Please come to Rooms 1, 2, and 3 of the back building. Training takes about 2 hours.

Cost is $5 per person, payment by check or money order ONLY, made payable to KBN. **Please do not pay with cash** The certification is good for three years. Please call 859-623-4072 to let us know you are attending, and if you have any questions. Sincerely,

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Brandon Sears, County Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources 859-623-4072 or

You can view the heifers starting at 4:30 p.m. that day. Mostly Angus and a few lots of Angus X Simmental, Angus X Gelbvieh, and Hereford crossed heifers. The majority will calve in the spring but a few this fall or will have calf at side. **All of the bred heifers in this sale will qualify for Phase I CAIP Cost Share Programs** A catalog will be available at the Madison Extension Office, Blue Grass Stockyards of Richmond, and online, about one week prior to the sale. Video of heifers is available at under the “Richmond� link. Call for more information at 859-623-4072.

Did you now that one in six Kentuckians struggles with hunger. At the same time, it is estimated that half of all fresh produce grown in the United States goes to waste each year. This year’s speaker for the annual Farm City Banquet is Tamara Sandberg, the executive director of the Kentucky Association of Food Banks. Her talk is entitled “Farms to Food Banks: Engaging Farmers in the Fight Against Hunger in Kentucky”. The banquet will be held on Monday, November 7 at 6:00 pm at the Madison County Cooperative Extension Office. Tickets are on sale now for $10 and can be purchased at the Extension Office located at 230 Duncannon Lane in Richmond.

Ticket sales will end November 4th, or sooner if we run out. Tickets will not be sold at the door. For more information, call 859-623-4072.

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Next meeting is for Monday, Oct. 17th at 6:00 pm (3rd Monday instead of 4th this month) at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond. Please call Randy at 859- 376-0332, or Debbie at 859-200-0090 for more information.

Oct ag news 2016 web  
Oct ag news 2016 web