Make plans to attend a special CAIP education meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

Dr. Steve Higgins, Director of UK Environmental Compliance will be on hand to discuss several timely topics as we think about managing our livestock this winter.

Topics include: Strategies for reducing mud; Heavy use areas/gate crossings; Hay feeding structures; Supplying water to livestock; Farm design and facility layout.

A burger meal will be served so please call us at 859-623-4072 if you plan to attend.

*If you need CAIP educational credit make every effort to attend this meeting since these opportunities will be limited this fall.*

BQCA Training set for Aug. 29

A BQCA (Beef Quality and Care Assurance) training will be held Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. at the Madison County Extension Office for anyone needing to recertify or complete the initial training.

Be sure to attend this training if you need BQCA training for a CAIP project. You will also need this certification for upcoming CPH-45 sales if you plan on selling your cattle that way. BQCA training is good knowledge anyone involved with cattle production can use.

** BQCA Certification is required for reimbursement in CAIP Cost Share for Genetics and Cattle Handling Facilities programs. **

Please call 859-623-4072 to let us know you are attending, and if you have any questions. (No meal at this meeting.)

Educational programs of the Cooperative Extension Service serve all people regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expressions, pregnancy, marital status, genetic information, age, veteran status, or physical or mental disability.

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