Laney Burns, the daughter of Mark and Stephanie Burns of Parsons was one of three competing for the title of 2024 West Virginia Beef Queen. The contest was held during the Mountaineer Stockman’s College, December 9, at Canaan Valley Resort in Davis.
Mis Burns is a Senior at Tucker County High school where she is a member of the Tucker County FFA and has held several offices and received her State FFA degree. She is a videographer for the football team, bookkeeper for the boys and girls basketball teams, and also active in the Simulated Workplace program. She has also exhibited several champion and reserve champion animals at the Tucker County Fair. She is a 4-H member and has assisted with 4-H Cloverbud camps. Laney has an FFA beef production SAE and is active on her parent’s cow/calf operation.
During the WV Beef Queen Contest, contestants competed in a speech contest as well as go through an interview process with a panel of judges involved in the beef industry. Contestants were evaluated on presentation, speech content, extracurricular activities, and their knowledge of the beef industry. The selected WV Beef Queen was crowned at the West Virginia Beef Expo in April and will attend various events throughout the year to promote BEEF.
This year’s conference, which was December 8-9, brought together top livestock producers to promote the growth, development and success of livestock production in West Virginia. The conference provided cutting-edge production and management information via industry experts and connect producers and service providers through entertaining and engaging content.