Virginia Tech To Source Milk From University’s Dairy Cows

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) – Virginia Tech students who want locally sourced foods can now chug on milk from the university's own dairy cows.

Virginia Tech Milk was added to the menu this week for diners at Dietrick Hall. The whole, skim and 1 percent chocolate milk is the product of dairy cows at Tech's Dairy Center. It's pasteurized by the James River Department of Agribusiness before it is served up at D2, Dietrick's dining hall. The pasteurization is done at a center operated by the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Dining centers on the Blacksburg campus already use meats from the College of Agriculture and Life.

Director Ted Faulkner of Dining Services says the locally sourced foods are in response to students' requests for locally sourced products and for sustainable initiatives.

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