In 1928 W. K. Kellogg deeded over 1,100 acres of agricultural land to MSU, establishing the Kellogg Farm as a valuable land based research facility. The Pasture Dairy now occupies 195 acres of this land and was the first dairy to obtain Silver LEED certification in the country.
Today it supports research focused on sustainable agriculture and ecosystem services while operating as a pasture-based dairy with robotic milking. This unique design, coupled with access to state-of-the-art equipment allows faculty and prospective researchers to conduct studies at the forefront of dairy science.
The Pasture Dairy continues KBS’s established history of sharing research through education and outreach programs such as scheduled tours for agriculture professionals, educators and community members throughout the Mid West. Researchers at the Pasture Dairy Center are encouraged to participate in KBS outreach efforts as well as attend the many talks, seminars and events held here.