Call Hall provides space for offices, classrooms, labs and research facilities for the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry. The second floor also houses the K-State Department of Forestry. The Food Science Institute inside the building functions to advise and assist researchers in a variety of projects. For more than four decades, Call Hall Dairy Bar has sold ice cream, meat and dairy products processed by K-State. With 20,000 gallons of ice cream produced here each year, the popular eatery has made a name for itself as a K-State landmark.
Built in 1963, Call Hall is named for Dr. Leland Everett Call, who joined the faculty in 1907. Call served 21 years as dean of agriculture, beginning in 1925. A year after it was built, the building became home to the K-State Dairy Processing Plant and the Dairy Bar. While more than 40 flavors of ice cream are available at Call Hall, vanilla has proven to be the most popular.