Telling the story of farming through a lens you might be familiar with is the goal of a new book written by agriculture journalist and part-time Door County resident Corey Geiger.
Last week, Geiger released his second book called The Wisconsin Farm They Built, which tells his family’s farming history in northeast Wisconsin taking place between World War II and the early 1980s. One of the stories told in the book covers how interest in the Lake-to-Lake Dairy Cooperative was so popular that it forced the Door County Board of Supervisors to cancel one of its meetings in the 1940s. Geiger says he got interested to telling the stories about farming in Wisconsin simply by listening to his own family members.
Geiger is the managing editor of the publication Hoard’s Dairyman and part of the steering committee that helped bring the Alice in Dairyland Finals to Door County, which will take place May 2nd-4th, 2024. You can learn more about Geiger’s newest book and his previous entry, On a Wisconsin Farm, by clicking this link.