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WVDA to host Beef for Fathers Day event at Capitol Market

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture will host the annual Beef for Fathers’ Day event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8 at the Capitol Market in Charleston.

The free event will showcase the best of what the beef industry in West Virginia has to offer.

“Beef is our second largest agricultural industry behind poultry. Our cattle farmers bring in millions of dollars every year to the Mountain State,” Commissioner of Agriculture Kent Leonhardt said. “In lieu of flat land, West Virginia has always thrived in raising livestock.”

The agenda includes comments from local elected officials, the West Virginia Beef Council and the West Virginia Beef Queen.

West Virginia is the 38th largest beef producing state in the nation, grossing $217,411,000 in 2016.

“Those who attend will be able to sample some of the best beef grown in the United States. It will be a great event, and we hope to see everyone out. Plus, what father does not love a big, juicy steak on their special day?” Commissioner Leonhardt said.

Capitol Market is located at 800 Smith St.


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