By Correne Martin
Farmers in southwest Wisconsin tend to be a breed all their own. They’re the hard-working, easygoing kind who enjoy their animals, the countryside and a casual conversation of hogwash.
Retired large animal veterinarian Dr. Robert Borne, more fondly known by his former clients as “Doc,” knows farming families in the region all too well.
He grew up in Prairie du Chien and, like his two older brothers, was known locally for his sporting talents, even playing basketball at UW-Platteville.
“To me, life’s gotta be a challenge. Whether I was playing sports or not, I liked to lead people. I always wanted to be at the top of my class,” Borne said.