Stories by Janelle Skrinjar

About Janelle

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

Disease leads to area deer deaths

Thursday, September 20, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – An outbreak of epizootic hemorrhagic disease is killing deer in Ohio, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

A rural road to recovery

Thursday, September 20, 2007

JEWETT, Ohio – Nov. 21, 1999, changed Nick Mayer’s life. It was the day he got sober; the day he fought back against the drug and alcohol addiction that controlled him.

Still heroes

Thursday, September 13, 2007

WASHINGTON D.C. – When Flight 9096 landed in Washington D.C. Sept. 8, the pages of the calendar flipped back a few decades.

About Honor Flight

Thursday, September 13, 2007

The concept of Honor Flight came from Earl Morse, a physician assistant and retired Air Force major.

Behind the castle walls

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bill and Linda Cundiff have spent the past three decades waiting. They needed the right time, the right place, the right conditions.

Assessment approved in MWCD

Thursday, September 6, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – It’s been more than two years since the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District proposed an assessment to pay for maintenance and improvements in its 18-county area.

Buyers give more than $500,000

Thursday, September 6, 2007

CANTON, Ohio – The only thing better than winning a champion banner at the county fair is winning four.

Making connections

Thursday, August 30, 2007

BUFFALO, Ohio – A half side of beef and a white chocolate mocha espresso, please. There aren’t many places where customers can place an order like that, but at

Carroll Co. sticks up for its FSA office

Thursday, August 30, 2007

CARROLLTON, Ohio – The message from Carroll County residents rang loud and clear Aug. 27: Don’t close our FSA office.

Buyers turn out to support Jefferson County Fair

Thursday, August 23, 2007

SMITHFIELD, Ohio – The 2007 Jefferson County Fair marked the fourth year in a row Kyleigh DeFrank has stood in the winner’s circle with her grand champion lamb.

Butler Farm Show brings big bucks for youth

Thursday, August 16, 2007

BUTLER, Pa. – The sound of thunder booming over the Butler Farm Show Aug. 9 matched the sound of records being shattered during the junior livestock sale.

An awesome night at Ashtabula County Fair

Thursday, August 16, 2007

JEFFERSON, Ohio – When the Ashtabula County Fair junior livestock sale ended Aug. 10, half of its records had crumbled.

Raising rabbits

Thursday, August 16, 2007

WOOSTER, Ohio – Anyone who’s raised animals knows it doesn’t take much to go from a single critter to a backyard full of pens and water buckets and feed bags.

Starting from scratch

Thursday, August 16, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – It all started with some pigs. In 2005, six 4-H’ers from Ohio, Pennsylvania and Hancock County in West Virginia put their pigs on the auction block at the Hancock County Oldtime Fair.

Talk it out

Thursday, August 9, 2007

SANDY LAKE, Pa. – Several years ago, Dale Kepner was facing a tough decision on his 40-head dairy. Although he’d been keeping his cattle in old barns and using old facilities to do the milking, he never had any intention of doing a major overhaul with his system.

Extreme Mustang Makeover: Making a little mustang magic

Thursday, August 2, 2007

JAMESTOWN, Pa. – On a warm July afternoon, a horse named Slick stands in the barn at Clear View Ranch, content to munch on hay and occasionally stick his nose into a red water bucket.

Tractors are a peek at the past

Thursday, August 2, 2007

SALEM, Ohio – Sometimes, you just know when to hang on, even if you don’t know exactly why. John Cluxton, an Adams County farmer, has been hanging on for 50 years and this summer, he found out why.

Royal White delight

Thursday, July 26, 2007

(Editor’s note: This story is the final installment in a three-part series on sheep farming. Each story focuses on a different type of sheep production.

Friday the 13th didn’t scare Harrison Co. showmen

Thursday, July 19, 2007

CADIZ, Ohio – If superstitions about Friday the 13th bothered Harrison County 4-H’ers and FFA’ers, it didn’t show in the sale ring.

Wonders of wool

Thursday, July 12, 2007

(Editor’s note: This story is the second in a three-part series on sheep farming. Each story focuses on a different type of sheep production.

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