Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

Ohio’s dairy labeling law goes to court

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Ohio’s new dairy labeling law is being challenged in court.

A new view on cattle production

Thursday, July 10, 2008

When Max and Mary VanBuren moved to a reclaimed strip mine farm near Lisbon, Ohio, in 1999, they were aiming to do something a little unconventional.

One farm, one family, one fresh start

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Like a person, sometimes a farm just needs the chance to start over. At New Beginning Stable in Kent, Ohio, Jason and Charlene Curtis are wiping the slate clean and breathing life into a farm that was once a black cloud over its community.

Ready to ride

Thursday, June 26, 2008

There are few moments in life that compare to the feeling of sitting atop a bucking, spinning, kicking bull. There are even fewer moments that compare to the feeling of hearing that eight-second buzzer and knowing you finished the ride.

Columbiana County man is using wind to power his home

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

One night in May, Greg Courtney woke up to the sound of wind gusting around his house and rattling his windows. It billowed across his yard going at least 20 miles per hour, but Courtney wasn’t worried. In fact, it made him smile. When the wind blows, he makes money.

History of polled Holsteins is online

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Polled Holsteins represent just a fraction of dairy cows in the U.S., but Larry Specht has always been intrigued by these naturally hornless cattle.

Scammers now targeting hay sellers

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Phony lottery winnings and “discounted” name-brand luxuries have been long-time favorites of scam artists. Their too-good-to-be-true offers have emptied bank accounts and left victims helpless to do anything about it. But now, scammers are targeting a new group. Farmers — and anyone else who buys or sells agricultural goods — should be on the look out for suspicious offers.

Business Profile: Hoopes Fertilizer

Friday, June 13, 2008

EAST ROCHESTER, Ohio — A piece of equipment at Hoopes Fertilizer is putting a new twist on an old job.

Taking it to the street

Thursday, June 12, 2008

In mid-May, the anticipation at Kretschmann Farm is unmistakable. Workers scurry from field to field, tractors wait impatiently for drivers and Don Kretschmann walks with an urgent step. It’s growing season and every minute counts.

Co-op supports Amish farmers in Ohio and Pa.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Several years ago, members of the Amish community in and around Wayne County, Ohio, noticed a change in their culture. Farming, which once served as the core of their lifestyle, was on its way out.


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About Janelle

Former reporter Janelle Skrinjar wrote for Farm and Dairy from 2005 to 2009.