Stories by Susan Crowell

It’s cool, yes, but drone’s true value is in the data

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

“There’s value and return on investment in finding problems before the combine,” says Precision Drone Owner Matt Minnes, who demonstrated the drone during the 2015 Farm Science Review.

It’s not ‘social media,’ it’s just sharing the story of agriculture

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ohio farmer Charles Wildman on the importance of farmers on social media: “I just put a human face on what we’re doing, and with that, you gain trust for the bigger issues.”

Student debt and leadership are hot topics at Farm Science Review luncheon

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Ohio State ag students might find more money through scholarships if the dean has his way.

We knew this was coming, right?

Thursday, September 17, 2015

All of agriculture is a cycle, reminds Editor Susan Crowell in her column this week. And we knew the current economic downturn was coming, right?

Lawrence County Fair market livestock sale totaled $256,878.75

Monday, August 24, 2015

This year’s Lawrence County Fair market livestock sale, capping 4-H and FFA project years, totaled nearly $257,000 on 263 lots.

Butler County junior livestock sale results posted

Monday, August 17, 2015

Who were the champions at this year’s Butler County (Pa.) market livestock competitions? Read the results and see photos from the junior livestock sale.

Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H Roundup livestock photo gallery

Monday, August 3, 2015

Mercer County 4-H’ers capped their market livestock projects during the annual livestock sale July 31.

Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame: Allan Chamberlin, Charles Harper to be enshrined

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame will induct Allan Chamberlin and Charles Harper during enshinement ceremonies Aug. 4 at the Columbiana County Fair.

Dairymen proud of where Brown Swiss breed is headed

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

The Pennsylvania Brown Swiss Association hosted the national convention, June 24-27.

EPA finalizes Clean Water Rule; defines ‘waters of the United States’

Friday, June 5, 2015

EPA says Clean Water Act ruling does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous ag exemptions. Ag groups disagree.


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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 and follow Farm and Dairy at You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.