Dairy Store celebrating 100 years of tradition

Dairy Store celebrating 100 years of tradition

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  • Dairy Store Ice Cream Counter
  • Dairy Store production floor
  • Women eating ice cream cones on steps of Dairy Store
  • Dairy Store employees mixing ice cream
  • Dairy Store employees making ice cream
  • Dairy Store employee employee with milk cartons
  • Dairy Store employee stacking milk cartons

When the Dairy Store opened in 1917 on East Campus of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, it served all-you-can-drink milk for a nickel to those who brought their own cups. One hundred years later, the Dairy Store is now a must-stop destination in Lincoln. Serving 16 flavors of ice cream daily and a variety of other products, the Dairy Store is primed to carry an outstanding dairy tradition into its second century.

The mission of the Dairy Store is to provide hands-on experience for students in dairy and food production and sales, facilities for dairy product research, and the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs who are developing dairy products to boost the value of Nebraska's agricultural commodities.

1917—The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Dairy Store opened in the Dairy Industry Building (now Filley Hall) on what was then known as the Farm Campus.

1942—Husker Cheese was developed by Reichart and Downs of the Dairy Husbandry Department.

1972—The Dairy Industry Building was renamed H.C. Filley Hall.

2007—The Dairy Store's flagship ice cream flavor, Scarlet & Cream, was introduced to showcase the university's school colors.

2017—The Dairy Store will celebrate 100 years of serving up ice cream and memories.

Keep up to date on all of the latest Dairy Store news by visiting dairystore.unl.edu.