BURLINGTON - Michala Williams of Burlington was named the 2020 West Virginia Beef Queen recently at the Cattleman’s Convention at the Stonewall Jackson Resort.

Michala, the daughter of Danny and Leslie Williams of Burlington, is a recent graduate of Keyser High School and is an Agricultural Education Program completer at the Mineral County Technical Center.

She is an active Klover Krusader 4-H and Mineral County FFA member, cattle producer, and is furthermore engaged in showing livestock statewide and nationally.

Michala has been very involved with beef cattle through the operation of the farm’s Registered Angus and commercial cattle business and through participation in Junior Angus Association and local and state 4-H and FFA livestock show activities.

Michala received her State FFA Degree and was a member of the West Virginia Veterinary Science Team, where she competed nationally. She furthermore was the first place state individual in the 2019 West Virginia FFA Livestock judging contest, was a member of the Meats Evaluation Team and received numerous Stockman’s Contest Awards on the state and national levels.

To become West Virginia Beef Queen, the contestants presented a speech on the importance of beef at the Cattleman’s convention, answered questions about the cattle industry and beef, and were interviewed by a panel of judges.

Michala will officially represent West Virginia, promoting beef to consumers throughout the state.