AI/Pregnancy Determination Clinics – In order to provide practical and relevant education and service to ranchers, Texas AgriLife Extension in the past has worked closely with industry groups to offer educational programs in artificial insemination (AI) and pregnancy determination in cattle.
Beef Cattle Short Course - Held annually at Texas A&M University each August, this 3-day conference includes complete training for beef cattle producers.
Beef 101 – This three-day intensive hands-on program is offered three times a year at Texas A&M University. It is designed for anyone who has an interest in expanding their knowledge of the total beef industry. This is the leading education program for basic information about the beef industry provided anywhere in the U.S.
Beef 706 – Several Beef 706 seminars are held throughout the year. Each session of Beef 706 involves approximately 30 key invited leaders from various segments of the beef industry, who are provided the opportunity to learn about the importance of producing a more consistent and high quality product though a series of hands-on lessons presented by various meat science faculty, staff and graduate students.
Grassfed Beef Conference - This two-day conference explores all facets of grass-fed beef production and addresses an overview of the beef industry; defining natural, grass-fed and organic beef; growing forage – the fundamentals; cattle types suited for grass-fed beef; forage-based nutrition for cattle; preventative herd health; handling cattle for wholesome beef; carcass fabrication; consumers and their expectations; marketing a unique product; and economics and sustainability.
Texas Beef Quality Producer Program – This program is a collaborative effort of the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association, Texas Beef Council, and Texas Cooperative Extension. Beef Quality Assurance is a national effort guided and driven by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association promoting the use of sound management practices in increasing consumer confidence in beef as a wholesome product. BQA Certification is offered via CD or at several educational workshops throughout the year.