Leadership Course Ice Cream Makers

Evonne from the leadership course tells her story about working in the Babcock Hall Dairy Plant:

“Tony Stella, Abbie Krentz, Luella Simpson and myself, Evonne Chan, attended this leadership program/class where we were able to make our own ice cream mix. We met every week and Bill [Babcock Hall Dairy Plant manager] took us through the whole process. From, choosing the amount of sugar and type of stabilizer, to pasteurizing and homogenizing the mix, to finally putting the ice cream into tubs. We were able to fully experience what it was like to work at the dairy plant and understand the process of how ice cream is made. We learned about sanitation, food safety and of course the production of ice cream. We were given the chance to connect what we learned in class to what we we’re doing in the plant. Most of all, we were able to exercise our leadership and teamwork skills as we were not spoon fed answers, but rather asked to think critically about what we were doing. All in all, it was a great experience as we were able to learn from Bill about the technical aspect of making the product and learn more about the plant and the machines in there and all the hard work the workers in the plant put in everyday.”

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