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Vorpahl Given Honorary Membership into UW-Madison AGR
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/01/2015

The vice president of marketing at Hoard's Dairyman magazine is now the newest honorary member of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's chapter of Alpha Gamma Rho. Gary Vorpahl was given the honor during AGR's 99th Founder's Day in April.

The group, which is known as the nation's largest social-professional agricultural fraternity for young men interested in pursuing careers in agriculture, recognize Vorpahl's strong leadership capabilities and distinguished career in agriculture. He has over 40 years of publication, marketing and research experience.

Gary started his career with the Farm Progress Companies in the advertising sales department, where he later become regional sales manager and then general manager of the Wisconsin offices. In 1985, he was hired by W.D. Hoard & Sons Co.

During his tenure at Hoard's Dairyman, Vorpahl helped introduce the Japanese edition of the publication in 1989 and followed that with the launch of Hoard's Dairyman en Español in 1994. In 1999, he ushered the rollout of Hoard's West, a publication designed specifically for the nation's Western dairies. And this year, he shepherded the acquisition of the Hay & Forage Grower magazine.

He is past chairman of the American Business Media-Agri Council, which represents the leading agricultural magazine titles in the U.S. and Canada. Gary also has served on the Wisconsin Leadership Council for Agricultural Education and the National Board of directors for the National Agri-Marketing Association. Last year, NAMA recognized him with the National Development Award of Excellence in Sales.

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