I had occasion to attend Utah State University's Alumni Family Picnic (the local chapter, anyway). Since its founding in 1888, Utah State University has evolved from a small, agricultural college to a nationally and internationally recognized intellectual and technological leader in land, water, space, and life enhancement. The main campus is located in Logan in northern Utah's pristine Cache Valley -- near gorgeous ski resorts, lakes, rivers and mountains. But as far as I can tell most students elect to start their educational careers at USU for the ice cream.
It's more than a cool treat. I remember that I once participated in taste-test panels for the Nutrition and Food Science Department just for a free scoop of Aggie Ice Cream. Seriously. I endured experimental versions of soy cheese -- on many occasions -- just for the reward of the best ice cream on Earth. Would you believe that USU actually overnight shipped ice cream to the picnic!?!?
My little Mason was with me and had his first taste of True Aggie Ice Cream. He ate an entire tub by himself. I think I feel the same way the University feels about their ice cream, "There’s no way to prove that Aggie ice cream has fostered innovation, bolstered scores on exams, or heightened awareness, but it certainly hasn’t hurt."
PS -- I also won some stuff in the raffle!
PSS -- The blonde sitting next to Mason is the daughter of one of my best friends from college.