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'Beef for Father's Day' Event Held to Promote West Virginia Grown Beef

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Clarksburg's Jackson Square was the site of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the Beef Cattlemen's Association's "Beef for Father's day" event on Wednesday.

It promoted West Virginia grown beef and even gave out flat iron steak samples.

Mayor Cathy Goings made a proclamation about the importance locally grown foods.

Commissioner of Agriculture Walt Helmick said it’s very important for West Virginian’s to eat food that’s grown here.

“If we continue to promote agriculture, in this case beef, and promote through West Virginia, we'll have more people involved. It's a good life to live, a good livelihood can come out of it, and we simply want West Virginian's growing a product that West Virginians will consume, on West Virginia land,” explained Helmick.

These beef sampling events will be held throughout West Virginia until Father's Day.

It will be making stops in Moundsville, Charleston, Charles Town and Lewisburg.