Stories by Susan Crowell

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.

Carroll County Fair 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Carroll County market animal sales totaled almost over $100,000 over the 2013 market sale.

2014 Carroll Co. Fair tractor pull photo gallery

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Who doesn’t love a good tractor pull? Check out some of the tractors in the Carroll County Fair’s Limited Pro/Super Farm Tractor class Friday Night.

Fruit, produce growers tour White House Fruit Farm, McMaster Farms

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hot button issues of food safety and local foods draw 250 growers to annual Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association summer tour. (And healthy grower curiosity doesn’t hurt either!)

Commentary: Will activists’ drones spy on farms?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

An activist wants to use drones to take aerial photographs of “factory farms,” or as he puts it, “to expose what some corporations want to keep hidden.”

Commentary: Science doesn’t support GMO labels

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The science of food safety doesn’t support mandatory GMO or biotech food labels.

Commentary: Russian (science) roulette and fear

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ignorance, and misinformation, is very difficult to overcome, particularly with a general populace that is increasingly science-illiterate and a lack of public trust in research by both the government and universities.

Farmland documentary shows the truth: Farming is not easy

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell wants you to go to the movies. (Actually, she wants you to take a carload to the movies.) What’s playing? ‘Farmland.’

Herbivores + light = more plant biodiversity

Monday, March 17, 2014

Light availability at the ground level appears to be a big factor in maintaining or losing plant species biodiversity.

Ohio Holstein Association comes out of conflict renewed

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

It was a difficult year for members of the Ohio Holstein Association, but they made it clear at their annual meeting March 7-8 in Alliance they are ready to move on.

Pa. Holstein Convention Sale averages $3,933

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Braxton daughter topped the 2014 Pa. Holstein Convention Sale with a bid of $19,000.

Chesapeake Energy reports 2013 finances; still waiting on infrastructure in Utica shale

Friday, February 28, 2014

As of Dec. 31, 2013, Chesapeake has drilled 425 wells in the Utica, including 230 producing wells and 195 wells awaiting pipeline connection or in various stages of completion.

OSHA backs off small farm target

Thursday, February 27, 2014

OSHA backed off its previous enforcement directive regarding on-farm grain storage, and emphasized that farms with 10 or fewer employees are exempt from OSHA inspection or enforcement activities.

Farm failures: We didn’t plan for it to happen…

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stephen Covey had a great quote that is worthy of every bulletin board: “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.”

Vilsack and Sherrod Brown team up to push farm bill as economic driver

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack highlighted the 2014 farm bill in a sweep through Ohio Jan. 31 that included the Ohio Farmers Union annual meeting in Columbus.

4-H can make a difference in child’s life

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Adolescents can be significantly influenced by factors in their homes, schools and communities. And 4-H participation can be a huge difference-maker.

Ohio cattlemen honor Carpers; Gahler named Young Cattleman of Year

Monday, January 27, 2014

The need to increase the Ohio beef checkoff was a repeated theme during the annual meeting of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Jan. 25.

Court: Manure is not a pollutant

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wisconsin court: “Manure in the hands of a dairy farmer is not a ‘waste’ product; it is a natural fertilizer.”

Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit exposes what really happens on farms today

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The words under the Today’s Agriculture logo are sage: “Opening the Doors: Farming, Knowledge, Trust.” Being transparent about what goes on in our barns goes a long way to earning consumers’ trust.

Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett declares Jan. 9 ‘Cooperative Extension Day’

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Pennsylvania’s governor proclaimed Jan. 9 Cooperative Extension Day, in recognition of the 100 years since the formation of the land grant outreach program started by the Smith-Lever Act.

The Countryman’s Year: Old diary rekindles simple gratitude

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Finding words of wisdom in a 1936 journal: “Blessed is the man who can enjoy the small things, the common beauties: the little day-by-day events, sunshine on the fields… So many people who go afield for enjoyment leave it behind them at home.” –David Grayson (pen name for Ray Stannard Baker).

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