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Bacon Vending Machine Goes Viral

You may have heard that the Department of Animal Sciences hosted a bacon vending machine during the last two weeks of classes. News of the machine went viral with national and international coverage.

The machine was courtesy of the Ohio Pork Council. Students from the meat sciences program received the proceeds from the machine. In return, they kept the machine stocked for the crowds interested in trying bacon bits and strips for only $1. Even Ohio State University's President Michael Drake stopped by with CFAES Dean Cathann Kress to try out the machine!

Although the bacon vending machine is now longer on campus, it was recently seen on Fox & Friends.

The bacon products sold in the machine were donated by Hormel, Sugardale and Smithfield.

Ohio State President Michael Drake and CFAES Dean Cathann Kress