William Dempster Hoard discusses his vision for the dairy industry

Some of the Elements and Effects of Dairy Progess as Seen in Wisconsin


This 21-page, undated typescript by William Dempster Hoard appears to be a speech given in Iowa early in the 20th century. Hoard was one of the most ardent supporters and promoters of dairy farming in Wisconsin, and is often credited with doing more than anyone else to shift farmers away from wheat and toward dairy in the late 19th century. He helped to organize the Wisconsin Dairyman's Association and published a newspaper, Hoard's Dairyman, that is still in production today. Hoard believed that education was the key to successful dairy farming and in this piece, he discusses the history of dairy farming in Wisconsin and his vision for its future. The primitive typewriter used may sometimes make reading difficult; click "Page & Text" to see a transcript.


Related Topics: Mining, Logging, and Agriculture
The Rise of Dairy Farming
Creator: Hoard, William Dempster
Pub Data: W.D. Hoard papers. Wisconsin Historical Society(Mss 232, Box 44, folder 10).
Citation: Hoard, William Dempster. "Some of the Elements and Effects of Dairy Progress as Seen in Wisconsin." W.D. Hoard Papers (Mss 232, Box 44, folder 10); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=973; Visited on: 9/23/2014
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