A delegation of international business leaders toured the Waterman Dairy today as part of the SABIT (Special American Business Internship Training) program at the US Department of Commerce. The tour included directors and high-level managers of dairy processing companies in Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. The tour was one stop of many as the group travels to different states to learn about trends in US dairy processing and packaging industries; they also visited other areas of Ohio. Dairy Manager Reagan Bluel led the tour and explained the operation of the student-run Waterman Dairy facility. She fielded questions ranging from feed to housing to care to the Jersey breed as the visitors compared the dairy operation with others around the US and their own countries. The Waterman Dairy Center has a 3-fold purpose of teaching, outreach, and research serving students, faculty, and staff of the Department of Animal Sciences and other units around campus. In the photo above, the visitors learn about calf hutches as Bluel explains their purpose.