Progressive Publishing welcomed a new editor to its Progressive Cattle team in August.

Abby George is responsible for covering herd health and business management topics, as well as writing feature stories and co-hosting the Progressive Cattle Podcast.

George is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University, where she received her master’s degree in agricultural communications. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in both agricultural marketing and communications and agricultural business, with a minor in animal science.

George worked as the Progressive Cattle editorial summer intern in 2022 and has continued freelance writing for the publication since. Her other previous work experience includes communication positions for Oklahoma 4-H, Partnership for Progressive Agriculture in Wausau, Wisconsin, and Progressive Agriculture Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama.

“We are very excited to have Abby on our Progressive Cattle team,” said Managing Editor David Cooper. “She has already proven to be a valuable asset for our editorial coverage, and she has a tremendous drive to learn and collaborate with each of our editors. We’re confident readers will quickly see the quality of her work and knowledge of the industry.”


For George, agriculture and raising beef cattle have always played a huge part in her life. She notes her goal is to educate, advocate and communicate the message of agriculture. She is excited for this opportunity and to help share the stories producers have and to share information for producers to continue developing and bettering their operations.

Though originally from the dairy state, George grew up on a beef cattle farm. At the age of 10, she took out an FSA youth loan and purchased her own cattle and has since grown her herd. She also showed cattle at local jackpots and national shows as a junior exhibitor. She continues to enjoy helping her younger siblings and other youth in her area with their cattle projects when she is back home in Wisconsin.

She continues to be involved in her community even away from home by running the social media accounts for her hometown FFA alumni group and volunteering when she can for events and organizations including her county fair. She is excited to get more involved in the new area she now calls home and is eager to meet people and make friends. George loves all things agriculture, raising and showing beef cattle, photography and travel.

“I am excited to continue working with the Progressive Cattle team,” George said. “I am eager to jump in and get started creating articles, developing contacts and networking with producers and industry professionals at conferences and conventions.”

George will fill in roles previously held by Editor Cassidy Woolsey, who has been named as a managing editor at the company for the Ag Proud – Idaho magazine, and will transition into that position in the coming months. “Cassidy has been an outstanding, dedicated and high-achieving editor on Progressive Cattle for the past seven years, and her leadership will be very important to our entire editorial team going forward,” said Cooper.