The Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University (ISU) has partnered with ISU Dining and West Liberty Foods to bring locally sourced turkey to campus dining centers. 

The first flock of turkeys raised at ISU’s Stanley L. Balloun Turkey Teaching and Research Facility was recently sent to West Liberty Foods for processing. This fall, 7,000 pounds of oven-roasted turkey breast will be served to students, faculty and staff at ISU Dining locations. This collaboration not only provides the university with locally sourced protein but also supports the animal science program, ISU officials said. 

The initiative aims to increase awareness and educate students about the origins of their food.