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Coffeen joins Progressive Publishing editorial staff

PD Staff Published on 31 October 2013

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Progressive Publishing is pleased to announce the addition of Peggy Coffeen as editor.

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In her role, she will cover dairy-related events in the Midwest and coordinate editorial content pertaining to cow comfort, facilities and housing, hoof health, and A.I. and breeding for Progressive Dairyman’s U.S. and Canada editions.

“Peggy joins us with a first-hand understanding of the industry and a demonstrated dedication to effectively communicating with dairy producers,” says Walt Cooley, Progressive Publishing managing editor.

“In her new role, she will continue to provide the dairy community with the news and information that matters to producers.”

Coffeen’s experience in the field of journalism and communications includes working with influential dairy industry companies and organizations.

Prior to joining Progressive Publishing, Coffeen was the dairy and livestock editor of Agri-View , Wisconsin’s leading agricultural newspaper.

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She has also worked with the Dairy Business Association (DBA) and the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture journalism from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.

The devotion that Coffeen has to the dairy industry took root on her family’s southern Wisconsin dairy farm.

As a youth, Coffeen was an active member of 4-H, FFA and the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association, participating in cattle showing, dairy quiz bowl and public speaking competitions.

She also served as a Wisconsin State FFA Officer and Wisconsin Holstein Princess. She continues to give back to these organizations through local volunteer activities.

Coffeen resides with her husband, Kevin, and family near De Pere, Wisconsin. They keep a small herd of registered Holsteins and Red & Whites on their hobby farm, Overland Acres. PD

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Peggy Coffeen keeps her hands in the dairy industry through breeding, raising and showing Holsteins. She is pictured here at the halter of Overland Atwood Liza (now owned by Milksource Genetics), along with her husband, Kevin, holding Jimdandy BW Glimmer-Red. Both heifers were bred by the couple and trace back to cows from their respective family farms. Photo courtesy of Peggy Coffeen.

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