Current Progressive Dairy digital edition
Advertisement
breadcrumbs

Ryan Dennis

Ryan Dennis is the son of a New York dairy farmer and a literary writer whose early essays were originally published in Progressive Dairy.

LATEST

At one point, the FBI monitored his movements and kept a file on him. Since then, he has been awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom, inducted into the California Hall of Fame, had a holiday declared in his honor in three states and, finally, an asteroid named after him.

Read more ...

When I was young, it was almost cruel to see the presents laid out under the tree on Christmas morning, knowing there were cows to milk first.

Read more ...

One of the cruel aspects of getting old, for those lucky enough to have made it that far, is requiring care from someone else. Nursing homes, in addition to being expensive, are the biggest fear of the elderly heading toward dependence.

Read more ...

Farming can be a balancing act, especially when it comes to managing cash flow. Once in a while sacrifices have to be made. Sometimes that’s attempting your own vet work or maybe putting off updating equipment for a summer.

Read more ...

And here I am, leaning out the window, shouting at birds again.

The weather in west Ireland doesn’t need many adjectives throughout the year, the label “gray” taking care of most days.

Read more ...

My parents probably thought they had raised me better. They had tried to give me the decision-making abilities that would prevent such disgrace. For it to happen once or twice is one thing – but after too many times, they knew I would get a reputation.

Read more ...