Governor Visits UConn Dairy Bar as Part of State Tourism Campaign

Gov. Malloy and Dean Gregory Weidemann debate which of Gov. Malloy and Dean Gregory Weidemann with their favorite UConn ice cream flavor. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Gov. Malloy and Gregory Weidemann, dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, with their favorite UConn ice cream flavors. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The staff of the UConn Dairy Bar played host to a special visitor Aug. 16, when Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stopped by to say hello and take a tour of the facility. As part of the State’s new tourism campaign, Connecticut still revolutionary, Malloy visited several tourist sites in eastern Connecticut during the day. He concluded his trip with a stop at the Dairy Bar to sample UConn’s popular ice cream.

Gov. Malloy makes a point about Connecticut agriculture during his visit to the UConn Dairy Bar. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Gov. Malloy discusses Connecticut agriculture with Steve Zinn, head of the animal science department, during his visit to the UConn Dairy Bar. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Dairy Bar receives more than 200,000 visitors annually, and is offering extended summer hours through Labor Day.

While the 24 flavors of ice cream made from milk produced by UConn’s award-winning dairy herd are the main attraction, other products for sale include cultured yogurt, eggs, and a variety of cheeses.

Bill Scitturro, assistant manager of dairy production, right, presents the Governor with three gallons of his favorite strawberry ice cream. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)