Programs & Events
The Illinois Beef Association helps facilitate programs and events that serve our members and promote the viability of the beef industry in Illinois or build demand for beef through education, communication and marketing.
Beef Quality Assurance
Beef Quality Assurance is a nationally coordinated, state implemented program that provides systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef consumers with knowledge to raise cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry.
Team BEEF Illinois is a community of athletes who recognize the nutritional benefits of beef and the vital role high-quality protein plays in their training. As each team member strives to reach his or her athletic and nutritional goals, the Illinois Beef Association is here to cheer for them and support their progress
Young Beef Leaders
Entering the beef industry in a time of diversity and opportunity is exciting. We need members that can grow and thrive in an ever-changing industry and it’s the mission of Young Beef Leaders to shape our industry’s future leaders.
illinois Beef expo
The Illinois Beef Expo is an annual event held the last full weekend of February at the Illinois State Fairground in Springfield, Illinois. One of the premier cattle events of the Midwest, the event hosts multiple sales, a junior show for Illinois exhibitors, and a large industry trade show.
Cattlemen are operating at a time where management is crucial in turning risk into potential reward. So, where are the opportunities? What are the issues producers are facing and need to manage? How do producers do that successfully? All of those questions and more will be answered at the IBA Summer Conference through educational sessions, tours, and with a large industry trade show.
Nutrient Management Planning Workshops
Illinois Beef Association and UI Extension are hosting webinars this winter to assist beef producers in developing their Nutrient Management Plans. The first virtual workshop will be on January 21st at 7pm. There is no registration fee but registration is required to participate. After the first initial workshop, there will be a follow-up meeting in February.