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Parent and Family Weekend at Waterman Dairy

Oct. 10, 2013

The Waterman Dairy was on the schedule for Parent and Family Weekend, a chance for family members to visit campus to "Share the Ohio State experience as you spend time connecting with your student, interacting with faculty and staff, and experiencing what makes being a Buckeye so special." This year, the weekend started Friday, October 4, and ended on Sunday the 6th. As part of the weekend, a tour of the Waterman Dairy was scheduled on Sunday from 10:00 to 2:00. As noted on the schedule, "Get back to Ohio State's agricultural roots with a visit to the Waterman Dairy Farm!  Attendees will receive general information about the farm, the cattle, and how milk is processed from the farm to the grocery store. You will also be guided through the many barns, observing animals of various ages and stages of development. From baby calves to the latest in science technology the OSU Dairy Farm has it all."

Feedback from the event was positive. Parents were impressed that the dairy is a production facility run mostly by students. The visitors enjoyed learning about the process of producing milk and the stages of the Jersey cows.