PQA+ Certification Class

         A Pork Quality Assurance Plus Certification Session will be held on Friday September 11 at 3:00 pm at the University of Nebraska Extension office on the Fairgrounds, 1115 W Scott St, Beatrice, Nebraska. The training session will be conducted and the exam proctored by Jim Damrow, Certified PQA+ Instructor.  This session is specifically for new applications, expired applications, or those who prefer a live program versus the on-line version if they are recertifying.   If you have special needs or want to recertify on-line contact the Extension Office at 402-223-1384.  All pork producers in SE Nebraska and NE Kansas are welcome.  The fees for this program are fully sponsored by the Pork Producers Association. 

Contact Paul C Hay, Extension Educator for more information. 402-223-1384 or



Nebraska Extension in Gage County

1115 West Scott St • Beatrice NE 68310
ph: 402-223-1384 • Fax: 402-223-1370
general email:
Office hours: 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday

Paul C Hay, Extension Educator, Agonomy

Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator, Horticulture

Kim Witulski, County Affliate


Kayla Colgrove, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Health

Jane Esau, 4-H Program Assistant

Jackie Huls, County Affliate


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