Stories by Andrea Zippay

Parrish hog swap no accident, says state department of agriculture

Thursday, June 16, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Agriculture is saying one man’s attempt at switching his granddaughter’s slaughter-bound grand champion market hog for another was no accident.

I think, therefore I CAN

Thursday, June 16, 2005

ROMNEY, W.Va. – He wears a miniature gold wire whisk in his left earlobe.
Clad in a stark white chef’s jacket and homemade ‘happy pants’ –

PROGRESS: Grazing works for Sutton dairy

Thursday, June 16, 2005

IRONDALE, Ohio – The first summer twentysomething Harold “Jake” Sutton was on his own as a dairyman, he had the cows, the barn, the tractors.

Farm marketing: Not a dirty word

Thursday, June 16, 2005

ROMNEY, W.Va. – Marketing.
It’s not a word that makes most farmers jump up and down or rush to get out of bed in the morning.

PROGRESS: Cattleman’s handheld computer simplifies records

Thursday, June 9, 2005

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – In the grassy fields behind Marwood and Cindy Hallett’s Knox County ranch, 30 head of crossbred cattle and calves graze.

Cattle and construction: Stackhouse builds two businesses

Thursday, June 2, 2005

ORWELL, Ohio – Mark Stackhouse squints in the midmorning sunshine that blankets his Ashtabula County homestead.

Ag security areas preserve farmland

Thursday, May 26, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – State Rep. Tony Core, who’s also a Logan County farmer, thinks many farmers’ situations might be a lot like his.

Hog swap: Family waives right to hearing

Thursday, May 26, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – The Williams County junior fair’s 2004 champion hog – a gilt with the potential to produce more award-winning pigs –

Pa. extension educator’s firing draws backlash from farmers

Thursday, May 19, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Last fall it was probation for Don Hunter, the Washington County, Pa., extension livestock educator.

Life on the Stark Electric Railway

Thursday, May 12, 2005

SALEM, Ohio – Thirty-three miles of hand-laid railroad track and the Stark Electric Railway cars that raced on it between Canton and Salem built the foundation for life as we know it in Stark and Columbiana counties.


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About Andrea

Former staff reporter Andrea Zippay wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2001 to 2009.