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Heidi Carroll

SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator


Animal Science Complex 218
Animal Science-Box 2170
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Heidi develops programs focused on emergency response planning involving livestock, employee training programs, and facility evaluations to improve safety and handling.

Heidi assists with certification and site evaluations for on-farm quality assurance programs:

  • Pork Quality Assurance (PQA) – Advisor certification, producer & site certifications
  • Transport Quality Assurance (TQA) – Pig transporter certification
  • Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) – State Trainer certification, producer certification, site assessments
  • BQA Transportation (BQAT) – Beef transporter certification
  • Farmers Assuring Responsible Management (FARM) Animal Care – independent farm evaluations or preparation for FARM Animal Care evaluations
  • Sheep Safety & Quality Assurance (SSQA) and American Wool Assurance (AWA)

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