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