Wood County Beef Improvement Association has field day

Photo Provided More than 100 people attended the Wood County Beef Improvement Association Field Day on Aug. 2 at Kesterson Farm.

PARKERSBURG — The Wood County Beef Improvement Association held its annual Field Day Aug. 2 at Kesterson Farm.

The Wood County Farm Bureau helped with the dinner attended by more than 100 people.

The speakers were 1st District U.S. Rep. David B. McKinley, Norm Bailey of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and Dwayne O’Dell of the West Virginia Farm Bureau. Rocky Peck was master of ceremonies.

Several exhibitors were present, including Heritage of Marietta, B&L Farm Supplies, West Virginia Cattleman’s Association and Animal Health International. The Parkersburg South High School FFA displayed a tractor students restored that will be given away in the near future. David Tefft displayed John Deere farm equipment.

The goal of the Beef Improvement Association is to bring better quality beef to the area through breeding and good farming practices. Short courses are presented free of charge and open to all at the Judge Black Judicial Annex during the winter months on a wide range of subjects.

Membership is open to everyone and is $10.