Progressive Publishing is pleased to welcome longtime dairy journalist David Natzke to its Progressive Dairyman editorial team.

Raised on a northeast Wisconsin dairy farm, Natzke brings decades of agricultural and dairy journalism experience to Progressive Publishing.

He previously served as editor/editorial director for two other national dairy publications (DairyBusiness Communications and Dairy Herd Management). Prior to that, he served as managing editor of two weekly agricultural newspapers in Wisconsin (Wisconsin State Farmer and Agri-View), adding up to more than 36 years of experience covering agriculture and the dairy industry.

“I'm excited to join the team of Progressive Dairyman,” Natzke said. “Their mission statement is closely aligned with what I've always believed a publication's role should be in serving dairy producers. With its editorial and marketing staffs, scope of coverage and frequency, Progressive Dairyman provides new challenges and opportunities for me.”

Natzke and his wife, Vicki, have two sons and two grandchildren. Natzke is based in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.


“The addition of Dave to the team will no doubt bring about growth and exciting changes to the Progressive Dairyman publication,” said Editor-In-Chief Walt Cooley. “We’re grateful he has joined the company, and we’re excited to use his expertise to better serve our readers with timely industry news and topic-based information.” 

—From Progressive Publishing news release