This Week in Texas Methodist History

Date Posted: 7/22/2013

It would surprise most Methodists to know that not too long ago most Methodist residential institutions had their own dairy herds to supply fresh, raw milk to the dining halls.

The maintenance of dairies in Methodist institutions made a great deal of economic sense.  

Southwestern University had a dairy as late as the mid-1950s.  The Methodist Home with its large population of children who needed milk operated a dairy as did Lon Morris College.  The institution with the greatest dairy involvement was Texas Wesleyan College in Austin… 

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