July 11 2022
If you like old tractors and agricultural history, you’ll enjoy hearing how I ended up with a little red show tractor
May 9 2022
An original piece of art and a quote by W.D. Hoard commemorate the hardworking dairy cow
July 30 2018
Wisconsin’s Marathon county was a logging community until the late 1800s. At that time, farmers permanently settled in the area, pulling up tree stumps and planting crops to feed their livestock
June 25 2018
The Hoard’s Dairyman Facebook page received an inquiry about the sign below. Perhaps, you’ve seen it before
June 11 2018
While silage is not being packed this time of year, the feed storage area is still a dangerous place
Sept. 19 2016
by Spahr & Opperman. Second edition, this book features the major players, human and bovine from 1975 to 1995. Over 180 pictures. Key sire lines and female families for each breed. Copyright 1995
Sept. 19 2016
The founder of Hoard's Dairyman magazine also was an important figure for his agricultural innovations and his role in education and government. Hardcover, 451 pages, 51 illustrations
Sept. 19 2016
W.D. Hoard's most famous quotes, the evolution of the dairy industry, and photographic gems
Sept. 19 2016
Timeline of our evolving dairy industry as captured in restored historical photographs
Sept. 19 2016
Celebrates World Dairy Expo 50th anniversary
Sept. 19 2016
The evolution of the dairy industry, and photographic gems of dairy-related work
Sept. 12 2016
Born from the desire and dreams to have a world-class dairy show, World Dairy Expo has developed into the world’s most-respected and most-renowned dairy event. That is largely due to innovative steps...
Jan. 29 2016
Jim Baird, gifted Hoard's Dairyman Art Director, passes on We would consider ourselves lucky to be really good at one thing – something that truly symbolized the essence of our being. But to be...
Jan. 23 2012
When W.D. Hoard started Hoard's Dairyman as a supplement to the weekly Jefferson County Union newspaper on January 23, 1885, I doubt he would have imagined its potential growth, spread over a century and...
July 20 2011
Yesterday, the popular search engine Google celebrated the 189th birthday of Gregor Mendel with this creative "doodle." (Google often celebrates milestones and holidays by working their name into a piece...
May 23 2011
An anniversary only comes around once a year, and Hoard's Dairyman has celebrated plenty of them! This year marks the 126th anniversary of the publication. After great fanfare with our 125th anniversary...
Jan. 3 2011
As a new year begins, we wrap up the 125th anniversary celebration of Hoard's Dairyman. In our June 2010 issue, we chronicled how Hoard was instrumental in launching many endeavors far beyond his magazine....
Oct. 11 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010, marked the first official observance of W. D. Hoard Day in the State of Wisconsin. Although this is the first official recognition of W.D. Hoard Day, in reality, Wisconsin residents...
July 16 2010
For over 40 years, Mark "Bud" Kerschensteiner diligently worked for the company that his great grandfather, Governor William Dempster Hoard, founded in 1870. With his passing, an era comes to a close,...
June 8 2010
Greeted by a standing ovation, the newest edition of the Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting was revealed today at the Hoard's Dairyman farm during a 125th Anniversary Celebration. The painting was...