Charleston, WV – The West Virginia Department of
Agriculture (WVDA) announced it will be hosting the annual Beef for
Fathers’ Day Event 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 13th at the West Virginia Capitol (Capitol
Circle, Northside). The event will highlight the economic impact of the
beef industry, the quality and type of beef raised in West Virginia, as
well as what the future holds for cattle farmers. The event is free and
open to the public.
beef is some of the best tasting in the nation,” said Commissioner of
Agriculture Kent Leonhardt. “With USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue reopening the
Chinese market, there is huge potential for growth. I know our cattle
farmers are poised to take advantage of that opportunity.”
On hand for this
year’s event will be local elected officials and the West Virginia Beef
Council. The West Virginia Cattlemen’s Association, which was recently
reestablished, will also be in attendance.
“This is a great
opportunity for folks to try to locally raised beef and support those
businesses. Some may even find the perfect gift for Fathers' Day. It will
be a great event, and we hope to see everyone out,” Leonhardt said.
is West Virginia’s second largest agricultural commodity behind poultry. In
2016, the Mountain State ranked 39th for
cattle production in the United States, grossing $172 million.
Beef for the event
will be sourced from Call's Meat Market in Hurricane, WV and the marinade
(Zest Sauce) from Appalachian Mountain Specialty Foods in Spencer,
information, please contact Jonathan Hall at 304-558-2210 or firstname.lastname@example.org.