Stories by Susan Mykrantz

Holmes SWCD honors Mineral Ridge Farm

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As a commissioner, David Hall was a champion for agriculture and natural resources in Holmes County and he carried that respect and passion with him to Columbus when he was elected to state legislature and a position as chairman of the House Agriculture Committee.

OHSIA workshop is Sept. 28

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

KIDRON, Ohio — The Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association will hold their fall workshop “Breeding and Selecting Sheep for Maximum Profit” Sept. 28 at the Sprunger Building on the grounds of the Kidron Livestock Auction in Kidron. The Sprunger Building is located at 4885 Kidron Road, Kidron. Topics include “Selection Principles and Overview” by Dale […]

Ashland Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation District holds joint meeting

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ashland County Farm Bureau teamed up with the Ashland County Soil and Water Conservation District to host a joint annual meeting at Mohican Wilderness Adventures in Loudonville, Aug. 12.

Wayne County Dairy Twilight Tour goes robotic

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — More milk, reduced labor needs and calm cows are just a few of the benefits of the robotic milkers at Ro-La-Sue Dairy in Wooster.  Owned and operated by Clifford and Rod Scheibe and family, the farm was the site for the 2013 Dairy Twilight Tour, sponsored by the Wayne County Dairy Service […]

Award-winning farmer says good people are key to success on dairy farm

Monday, June 10, 2013

Troyer is no stranger to recognition for his accomplishments in the dairy industry as he has ranked among the top herds in Wayne County for production and high cows, as well as low somatic cell counts over the past several years.

Ohio sheep grazing tour is July 12

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CHARM, Ohio —Just a few seats remain for the Sheep Grazing Management Tour July 12 in Holmes County. The tour will be conducted in the scenic Charm area, with stops at four sheep farms owned by Amish producers. Topics to be discussed will include information for the beginning sheep farmer using low-cost start-up investment, cool […]

CNG makes sense for Smith Dairy

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — Smith Dairy is committed to sustainability for their company as well as their customers, said Chuck Diehl, fleet manager for Smith Dairy in Orrville, Ohio. Established in 1909, Smith Dairy has plants in Richmond, Ind. and Pacific, Mo. in addition to their main plant in Orrville. Diehl was the featured presenter at […]

Wayne County honors top managed dairy herds

Thursday, March 28, 2013

By SUSAN MYKRANTZContributing Writer SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Over the years, the Wayne County Dairy Service Unit has recognized the county’s outstanding milk producers during its annual banquet. This year, they also recognized the county’s best-managed dairy farms during the annual banquet at The Barn Restaurant. Management emphasis Matt Kauffman, a member of the Dairy Service […]

Sheep conserved by program

Friday, March 22, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — After winning a Border Leicester in the 2012 Youth Conservation Program, Taylor Howman, of Wooster, is now encouraging other young shepherds to enter the 2013 contest. The purpose of the Youth Conservationist Program is to introduce young shepherds to breeds of sheep not commonly found in the United States. The ultimate goal […]

Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association honors Suzie Gortner

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Suzie Gortner received the Ohio Heartland Sheep Improvement Association’s Meritorious Service Award winner during the annual banquet at the Wayne County Schools Career Center. Gortner served as secretary/treasurer of the group for nine years and helped coordinate many of the group’s activities during her tenure. Gortner and her husband raise and show […]

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Freelance writer Susan Mykrantz has been writing for Farm and Dairy since 1989. She is a graduate of the ag college at Ohio State University and also serves as editor of the "Ohio Jersey News." She lives in Wayne County.