Beef Bash

May 7 & 8, 2022

Youth, grades 9 through 12, are invited to join us for a fun and educational weekend. 

Beef Bash will begin on Saturday, May 7 in Ames, Iowa. The first day will include tours of the Iowa State University (ISU) campus, ISU Meats Laboratory, and ISU Beef Teaching Farm. Participants will also visit Dave Petty’s cow-calf operation before heading to Nichols Cryogenetics bull stud.  On Sunday, the program will conclude with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) sessions, marketing strategies, leadership building and career discussions. 

This year's event is limited to 30 participants, and registration forms will be accepted no later than April 15.

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