A tradition that keeps going, the National 4-H Dairy Conference (NDC) attendees visited four sites in Fort Atkinson, Wis., today.

Groups were able to visit our offices here (see pictures, below), the Hoard's Dairyman Farm, Nasco, and the National Dairy Shrine.

Over 164 students (juniors or seniors in high school) came through these four sites, quickly filling up our offices as the buses unloaded.

National 4-H Dairy Conference at Hoard's

National 4-H Dairy Conference participants visit Hoard's Dairyman during World Dairy Expo

This morning, editors Steve Larson and Amanda Smith welcomed one of the groups.

NDC at Hoard's Dairyman, Amanda and Steve speaking

Editor Lucas Sjostrom welcomed another group.
NDC at Hoard's Dairyman, Lucas speaking

Greg Mode explained that Hoard's does more than just the Dairyman. W.D. Hoard & Sons also prints some sports magazines, among other subjects.

They also took a peek at the bindery, the last room before magazines are sent to Chicago, Minneapolis, and Canadian postal centers for distribution.

NDC at Hoard's Dairyman, Greg bindery

NDC on buses
They return to Madison for free time and a tour of the campus, with a banquet tonight. Tomorrow they spend the day at World Dairy Expo.