Ryan D. Ebert

Ryan D. Ebert joined Hoard’s Dairyman as the Art Director in 2007. Originally from a swine and poultry farm in Rio, Wis., he is no stranger to dairy processing, as his parents both worked for Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI).

As the art director, Ryan’s main responsibility is layout and design of the magazine but his capabilities and duties go far beyond that to photography, digital design, multi-media creation, press checks, special publications and much more.

Ryan’s talent and passion for agriculture and great design is showcased in his many awards and accomplishments, including over a dozen awards from the American Agricultural Editors’ Association (AAEA) photography and design competitions for his work at Hoard’s Dairyman. Twenty-five of his photos have been featured on the cover of Hoard’s Dairyman and he is known for his unique World Dairy Expo supplement cover designs. He also led the redesign of Hoard’s Dairyman, Hoard’s West and hoards.com. Ryan created the programing for blogs on hoards.com and the e-newsletter, Hoard’s Dairyman Intel. He also provides ongoing training and support for staff on current design and technology.

Ryan earned his degree in graphic design at Madison College. He continues to be actively involved with AAEA, serving the last four years on the photo committee, the last three years on the design committee and this year serving as the 2014 AAEA photo committee chair.

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