A bevy of ag-related events will take place in the area. 

The Jackson County Steer Carcass Contest will be held Sunday, June 23 at the Maquoketa Sale Barn. Weigh-in is 10 a.m. to noon, with the show beginning at 1 p.m. For show details, contact Eric Andersen, (319) 360-9211. 

The Clinton County Steer Carcass Contest will be held Sunday, July 7 at the Maquoketa Sale Barn. Weigh-in is 2-5 p.m. For show details, contact the Clinton County Fair, (563) 659-1624. All adult participants must be BQA certified and provide their certification at check-in.

There will be an Eastern Iowa Feedlot Clinic at Buzzy’s Bar & Grill in Welton on Friday, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Topics will include understanding protein digestion, vitamin and mineral requirements in the feedlot, utilizing corn silage in growing and finishing diets, understanding and calculating yardage costs, finishing high-qualify beef, and the Secure Beef Supply. Registration is due Aug. 7.

For those who cannot attend a workshop, go to bqa.org to certify online.