We lost some great ones in century’s first decade: Wayne T. Darling

Wayne T. Darling

Wayne T. Darling, owner and publisher of Farm and Dairy, died Jan. 8, 2005. He became president of our parent company, Lyle Printing & Publishing, in 1957 at the young age of 25. After his father’s death the following year, W.T. Darling assumed full responsibility for the printing and publishing business and stayed at the helm until his retirement in 1997.

During his tenure, Farm and Dairy grew in both size and circulation, and Darling supervised ambitious building plans, including the addition of offset presses and the conversion of the older Linotype and Varityper typesetting methods into a computerized composition department and modern press facility.

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