Stories by Susan Mykrantz

Wayne County Farm Bureau ODA director: Agriculture is big deal

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

SMITHVILLE, Ohio — David Daniels is passionate about keeping Ohio agriculture a strong industry. “Ohio agriculture is a $105 billion industry,” said Daniels, director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture, at the 2012 Wayne County Farm Bureau annual meeting held at Ramseyer’s Pumpkin Patch in Smithville. “That is a big deal. If it had not […]

Ashland County Farm Bureau honors Marcia Lahmers

Friday, August 17, 2012

Ohio Farm Bureau members in Ashland County get update from Rep. Bob Gibbs; vote on suggested policies.

‘Twilight tour’ draws record crowd to Pine Tree Dairy in Ohio’s Wayne Co.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

The family-run operation includes 40 members of the Steiner family, and is a contributor in the local economy.

A weekend of sheep and fiber arts on tap at Wayne Co. Fairgrounds

Friday, April 13, 2012

Great Lakes Fiber Show is offering workshops on dying, spinning and knitting techniques to move your projects from ordinary to extraordinary.

Holmes County Dairy Service Unit recognizes producers

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

WALNUT CREEK, Ohio — Holmes County has 35 herds totaling 4,600 cows on official test, and of those 35 herds, seven rank among the top herds in Ohio for production for 2011 among Jersey, Holstein, Guernsey and Brown Swiss herds. These producers were recognized during the annual dairy banquet March 26 at Carlisle Inn in […]

Wayne County dairy youth recognized

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sara Wolf (left) was first runner-up for Jr. dairy princess, Diane Gress (center) was named princess, and Dani Ballinger (right) was named Jr. Dairy Princess. Susan Mykrantz Click here for the main story. SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Diane Gress was crowned as the 2012 Wayne County dairy princess during the annual banquet of the Wayne County […]

Wayne County recognizes its best in dairy production

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wayne County Top herds include Spring Run Farm represented by Tom Wolf, (Ayrshires) Gary Dotterer, represented by Kevin Dotterer (Brown Swiss) Ben Alli Farm Jerseys, represented by Lisa Mangun (3x Jersey herd) and Cantendo/Grazeland Jerseys, represented by Cheryl King (2x Jerseys) Click here for a sidebar on youth awards. SMITHVILLE, Ohio — Over the past […]

Ashland Co. dairy producers honored

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

JEROMESVILLE, Ohio — Ashland County dairy producers were recognized for their accomplishments during the annual Ashland County Dairy Service Unit banquet. Ayers Farm, ranked in the top five percent in the state for production, was named as the top 3X herd in Ashland County for milk, fat and protein with 28,437 pounds of milk, 986 […]

A rewarding commitment: Wayne Co. Fair volunteers recognized

Thursday, September 15, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — The biggest single event in Wayne County wouldn’t be possible without the hundreds of people who spend countless hours tending to the little details, according to Tom Stocksdale. Stocksdale, a member of the board of directors of the Wayne County Agricultural Society, told the audience at the board’s annual appreciation dinner that […]

Wayne Co. dairy twilight tour: Just small party for 1,800 of our closest friends

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Wayne County Dairy Service Unit kicked off its 50th anniversary with a big party for its friends — and 1,800 of them turned out for the group’s annual Dairy Twilight Tour at Bristol Dairy.

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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.