About Us

Progressive Publishing began more than 30 years ago. Founder Leon Leavitt designed the company’s first publication, Progressive Dairyman, to provide timely, professional information to dairy farmers in Idaho.

Over the years, Progressive Dairyman has grown in influence, securing loyal readers through the U.S. and Canada. We now publish four additional titles — Progressive Dairyman: Canada, Progressive Dairyman – en français, Progressive Cattleman and Progressive Forage.

Our company handles all aspects of its magazines’ creation and circulation. From writing and editing to full-service ad design and layout, we are committed to providing unbiased, progressive information relevant to the producers and advertisers in today’s agricultural markets.

Progressive Publishing may still be considered a “new kid on the block” with just 30 years of company history, but the company competes with longer-standing publications in a variety of categories. The company has nearly a decade of awards and recognitions in its repertoire. Here are some of the accolades the team has been honored to receive, listed with the most recent first.

Awards

  • 2016 First Place E-newsletter – Daily/Weekly (Progressive Cattleman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2016 First Place Editorial (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2015 First Place Non-Association Publication Website (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2014 First Place Non-Association Publication Website (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2014 First Place Non-Association Publication (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2013 Industry Advocate Award (Progressive Publishing), presented by Alltech Idaho
  • 2013 First Place Non-Association Publication (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2013 First Place Non-Association Publication Website (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2013 First Place Single Photo or Graphic Illustrating an Article (Progressive Cattleman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2013 First Place Technical Article, Non-Association (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2013 First Place Commentary or Essay (Progressive Cattleman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2012 Merit Award, presented to Lynn Olsen by the American Forage and Grassland Council (Progressive Forage)
  • 2012 First Place Non-Association Publication (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2012 First Place Feature/Human Interest Story, Non-Association (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2011 First Place Non-Association Publication (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2011 First Place Publication Website (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council
  • 2008 James Flanagan Award for Most Improved Publication (Progressive Dairyman), presented by the Livestock Publications Council

Sponsorships

Progressive Dairyman has been recognized as a Corporate Sponsor of PDPW in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Our staff was instrumental in developing materials for the organization’s 25th anniversary in 2017. See a video presentation here.

About Livestock Publications Council:The LPC is a non-profit organization founded in 1974. A membership to the council provides the opportunity to network with other industry personnel and to obtain information to improve the effectiveness and value of a publication. Learn more at www.livestockpublications.com

About Alltech:Founded in 1980 by Dr. Pearse Lyons, Alltech improves the health and performance of animals, plants and people through natural nutrition and scientific innovation. With more than 3000 employees in 128 countries, the company has developed a strong regional presence in Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. For further information, visit www.alltech.com. For media assets, visit www.alltech.com/press

About American Forage and Grassland Council:The American Forage and Grassland Council (AFGC) is an international organization made up of 20 affiliate councils in the United States and Canada with a total individual membership of about 2,500. Its primary objective is to promote the profitable production and sustainable utilization of quality forage and grasslands. Learn more here: www.afgc.org

About PDPW:Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin (PDPW) is a network of producers and dairy professionals from across the nation and beyond. Its members come from 18 different states and represent every type and size of dairy operation. Visit www.pdpw.org for more information.