Stories by Susan Crowell

Yes, Virginia, farming is hard work (but it is so worth it!)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Editor Susan Crowell is excited for all that lies ahead in agriculture. “I want to do it all over again.”

At helm of Ohio Cattlemen’s, Elizabeth Harsh works to ‘be fearless daily’

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Elizabeth Harsh has been key to the association’s growth, and the growth of such programs as the Ohio Beef Expo.

Farm or nonfarm worlds: Extension dairy specialist knows both sides

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Dianne Shoemaker, statewide dairy specialist for OSU Extension, also owns a 150-head dairy farm in Mahoning County. She lives what she teaches and teaches what she lives.

Breaking the ‘grass ceiling’: East Ohio Women in Agriculture Conference draws 135

Monday, March 30, 2015

The East Ohio Women in Agriculture conference brought more than 135 participants together for networking and farm business education.

It’s OK to ‘farm like a girl’

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Agriculture is still a man’s world. But we want to show that it’s also a woman’s world. It’s OK to farm like a girl.

Water quality: Farmers, are you doing best you can?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

No matter where you farm, or what you farm, you impact water quality with your production practices and management decisions: Commentary by Editor Susan Crowell

Tractor square dancers create unique Star at Pa. Farm Show (video)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two antique tractor square dance clubs joined to create a 16-tractor Star during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Video)

Pa. dairy industry teams with food bank to get milk to those who need it most

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An innovative food bank milk distribution program, spearheaded by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, got an assist during this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Ohio Farm Bureau changes membership, honors leaders

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation delegates met Dec. 10-12 to wrestle with ways the state’s largest farm organization should address the hot topics of CAUV, water quality and taxes.

Use your influence to talk about farming

Thursday, December 11, 2014

People don’t want to hear from a faceless organization, they want to hear from people they know, or “ordinary” people like them. Farmers like you. Real people.

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About Susan

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell has been with the paper since 1985, serving as its editor since 1989. Raised on a farm in Holmes County, she is a graduate of Kent State University.You can follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/scrowell and follow Farm and Dairy at http://twitter.com/farmanddairy. You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.