Sunday, November 1, 2009

Tech Pride Sausage Unveiled

You may have heard of Tennessee Pride sausage, but several batches of specially prepared Tech Pride sausage and Tech Pride bratwurst will be available for alumni to sample in the President’s Box during this weekend’s football game against Tennessee State University. Eventually, the sausage produced from hogs raised at TTU’s own 1,800-acre Oakley farm in Overton County will be made available for campus consumption and for sale at local grocery stores. Wampler's Farm Sausage Company, owned by TTU business school grads Ted Wampler Jr. and Jim Ed Wampler, processed the special blend at its Lenoir City plant. It was introduced last week during a gathering on campus of the Tennessee Farm Bureau.