College dining programs are always looking for ways to buy more local product and to foster community relations, and a four-year-old initiative at Montana State University (MSU) does both of those things. In a nutshell, what MSU Culinary Services does is send members of its staff out state-wide over the late summer and early fall to county fairs, where they are authorized to purchase pigs and select other animals such as rabbits and goats from Future Farmers of America (4-H) youngsters for
Montana State Culinary Services
MSU sources hogs from local 4-H kids
Montana State dining personnel fan out each summer to county fairs across the state to buy animals that are then processed into pork used in the campus foodservice program.