We have compiled a list of county Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) trainings happening in Tennessee. Please note, times and dates may change and for more details, contact your local Extension agent. 



We have compiled a list of county Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) trainings happening in Tennessee. Please note, times and dates may change and for more details, contact your local Extension agent. 

ANDERSON COUNTY Please contact Seth Whitehouse to set up an appointment at whitehouse@utk.edu or 865-457-6246,

CARTER COUNTY 10/1 at the Stateline Drive-in Movie Theater (2306 State Line Rd, Elizabethton, TN 37643) at 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to this event. 9/29 at the First Christian Life Center (401 W Main St, Mountain City, TN 37683) at 6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to this event as well. The third option is to call to make an appointment for individual BQA Trainings: 423-542-1818

COFFEE COUNTY 9/17 at 9:30 am, 9/21 at 7 pm, 10/1 at 7 pm. Please call 931-723-5141 by 9/16 to reserve your spot for the 9:30 class and by noon on 9/21 and 10/1 for the 7 pm classes.  

FENTRESS COUNTY 9/4 at 1 pm at UT/TSU Extension Office in Jamestown. Please call to register: 931-879-9117.

HAMBLEN COUNTY Please call 423-586-6111 and ask for Mannie Bedwell to schedule a one-on-one appt.

JEFFERSON COUNTY 9/17, 9/24 at 6 pm at the old courthouse in downtown Dandridge, 9/22 at 10 am at the extension office (1111 Lake Drive, Dandridge). Please pre-register: 865-397-2969, ryan.brown@tennessee.edu

LINCOLN COUNTY 8/27, 9/14 at 1 and 7 in Fayetteville. Contact David Qualls to pre-register: dqualls1@utk.edu931-433-1582

LOUDON COUNTY Please Contact John Goddard to set up an appointment: jg@utk.edu 865-458-5612

MACON COUNTY 9/1, 9/2, 9/3 at 7:30 am, 12:30 pm, 5:30 pm. Anyone interested must call 615-666-3341 to register. Socially distancing and masks required. No more than 20 people at each session.

MARSHALL COUNTY 8/20, 8/25 at 10, 2, and 5. These are limited to 10 people per session. Please RSVP 931-359-1929


Four face-to-face meetings for BQA will be held on 9/21 at 11, 1, 3, or 5 at the Maury County Farm Bureau Office. Training will be limited to 20 for each class to allow for social distancing and adhering to CDC and UT Extension guidelines. Registration is required by calling the Extension Office at 931-375-5301 or emailing dhughes2@utk.edu. A virtual training will also be offered on 9/24 at 5:30 pm. This virtual training will be offered through a program called Zoom. Registration is also required for this training at the same phone number and email mentioned previously.

MCMINN COUNTY Please contact the McMinn County Extension Office at 423-745-2852 to set up an appointment.


MONROE COUNTY Contact Jonathan Rhea to set up an appointment:  jrhea@utk.edu, (423)442-2433 

MOORE COUNTY Contact Larry Moorehead to set up an appointment: lmooreh1@utk.edu931-759-7163

MORGAN COUNTY 9/23, 9/25 at 3 pm in the gazebo. Also, small group BQA sessions of 3 people or less. Contact Jenni Goodrich to schedule an appt. jgoodrich@utk.edu, 423-346-3000 

OVERTON COUNTY Contact Jason Garrett to set up an appointment: jgarre34@utk.edu, 931-823-2735

PUTNAM COUNTY Contact Wayne Key to set up an appointment: jkey3@utk.edu, 931-526-4561

ROANE COUNTY 9/21 at 6 pm (in-person class). Limited occupancy so you must pre-register at 865-376-5558. If needed, there will be another TBA class later in the month.

RUTHERFORD COUNTY 9/8, 9/29 conducted via Zoom, 9/14 at 9 and 1 in person. Click here to register: https://forms.gle/tP6W39i5EBdPTKFH9

SMITH COUNTY 9/17 at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., and via Zoom on 9/22 at 6:00 p.m. You only need to attend one of these sessions. Pre-registration is required for the Zoom option at https://tiny.utk.edu/smithbqa

SULLIVAN COUNTY 9/15 at 7 pm at the Ramsay Ag Center (also available online). Register by 9/14 at 423-574-1919 (Limited to 49 in-person attendees).

SUMNER COUNTY Contact Jeffrey Hester to set up an appointment: jhester8@utk.edu, 615-452-1423

WARREN COUNTY 8/25 at 5:30 and 6:45. This will be a “drive-in” type format. Simply pull in facing the dock and all information necessary will be passed around to each vehicle. Contact Heath Nokes with questions: hnokes@utk.edu

WASHINGTON COUNTY 9/15, 9/22 at 7 pm at the Appalachian Fair Grounds. 9/17 at 2 pm at the Farm Bureau Office in Jonesborough. Social distancing measures and temperature checks will be in place. Please call 423-753-1680 to reserve your spot.  

WILSON COUNTY 9/8, 9/10, 9/15 - You must call the Extension Office for times and location of trainings: 615-444-9584