for farmers & ranchers

Beef Checkoff dollars are being invested in programs within promotion, consumer education, and research that keeps beef top of mind for consumers in Minnesota, across the U.S. and the world.


The Beef Checkoff is a producer-funded marketing and research program designed to increase demand for beef.

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beef quality assurance

BQA is a nationally-coordinated, state-implemented program that helps producers maintain proper management techniques.

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producer stories

We've highlighted just a handful of the 18,000 beef farmers and ranchers in Minnesota. Click below to see who we've visited.

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local beef directory

If you are currently selling beef to the public, add your business to our directory to assist prospective customers in finding you.

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The annual report is a summary of how Checkoff dollars were used. View our most recent report online along with previous years' reports.

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By law, all producers selling cattle or calves must pay $1 per head to support the efforts of the Beef Checkoff program.

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local producer promotion program

The Local Producer Promotion Program was created to support producer organizations who are working to build beef demand on the local level. Any local cattle producer organization may request up to $500 per fiscal year for projects directly relating to the promotion of beef. 

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top of the class

Are you in the beef or foodservice industry? Apply now for our 2024 Top of the Class program to develop your skills and maximize your impact! Participants will be extensively trained in media interviews, culinary demonstrations, and social media amongst other topics.


cbb producer redirection of checkoff

Producers may use this form to request that QSBC send the full $1 per-head beef checkoff assessment from their individual cattle sales to the Beef Board and that the QSBC not retain any portion of the individual's assessment for its direct programming efforts. 

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