In this episode, you’ll get to know Progressive Dairy’s newest editor and podcast co-host, Kimmi Devaney. Kimmi comes to Progressive Dairy with a rich history in the dairy industry, which began on her grandparents’ farm in Washington.  During this interview, she tells listeners more about her career in public relations, the dairy programs that most impacted her personally and professionally, and why this new role is literally her dream come true.

Progressive Publishing is also hiring a new editor and podcast host to join the team. Learn more from editors Peggy Coffeen and Kimmi Devaney about what this role entails, which skillsets would be most beneficial, and why this is such a great opportunity. Interested applicants can view the job posting here:

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Season 4, Episode 16


Here is a breakdown of the episode:

  • When did you first fall in love with dairy? [~1:45]
  • What are some of your fondest memories of your grandparents’ farm? [~2:45]
  • Give us the highlight reel of your career so far. [~4:15]
  • What motivates you to pursue these roles and serve the dairy industry in this way? [~9:00]
  • How does it feel to be an editor and podcast host at Progressive Dairy? [~10:40]
  • What will you be doing in your new role? [~12:30]
  • Rapid fire questions [~13:20]
  • We are hiring a new dairy editor and podcast host. Learn more about what that role entails, qualification and why someone with this skillset should apply. [~15:55]


Contact Editor Kimmi Devaney: 


Dairy editor and podcast host job announcement:


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