Updated: Jun 30, 2020
Owner of the successful Buena Vista Red Polled herd and director and vice president of the International Live Stock Exposition.
1855-1939 | Artist: Robert Wadsworth Grafton (1876-1936)
Impact & Accomplishments
James Martin’s Buena Vista, Wisconsin, farm was home to one of the most successful Red Polled herds of its time, winning at the International Live Stock Exposition and the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
He bred Berkshire hogs and Percheron horses as well. A regent at the University of Wisconsin, Martin was also a director of the International and served as its vice president in 1926.