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HS Williams offered their expertise to help in the PEMB design to furnish and erect the VA Tech Dairy Science Complex. The state-of-the-art Dairy Science Complex includes an 11,900-square-foot milking parlor with a computerized milk-monitoring system, a 46,000-square-foot free-stall barn for the 232 milking cows, a modern waste management system, a special-needs heifer barn, and a pre-weaned calf facility. The facility bolsters the long-term success of Virginia Tech’s award-winning dairy science program and contributes to the university’s land-grant mission. Students examine modern issues in dairy science alongside researchers who are working on solving challenges and sharing those solutions with Virginia Cooperative Extension. Scientists collaborate with partners in the Department of Animal and Poultry Sciences, the Agricultural Technology Program, and the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine. The dairy is one of many other agricultural endeavors at the nearly 1,800-acre Kentland Farm. The facility will enhance the long-term success of Virginia Tech’s award-winning dairy science program and contribute to the land-grant mission of the university.