Stories by Susan Crowell

Education divide must be bridged

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell urges readers to see education as a public good. “Our future depends on how well we educate all of our children. As one education researcher put it, you ‘can run from public education, but you can’t hide from its consequences.’”

Drone gives TMK Bakersville (and farmers) clearer picture of crop scouting

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Drones are being used to aid in crop scouting. One eastern Ohio company, TMK Bakersville, put together its own unmanned aerial vehicle and has had it up in the air this summer.

Geauga County Fair market livestock sale results

Sunday, August 31, 2014

See who claimed champion honors at this year’s Geauga County junior fair market livestock competitions.

Water issues rising, are you ready?

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Every farm owner, every homeowner, every consumer, plays a role in water conservation and protection.

New Coke, typesetting and tractors

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The year I started at Farm and Dairy — 1985 — Coca-Cola attempted to change its 99-year-old formula to attract younger drinkers. Anyone remember “New” Coke? Didn’t think so. Seventy-nine days after its vaunted introduction, the new formula was discontinued and the company reintroduced the original Coke, proving once again, “if it ain’t broke, don’t […]

Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H’ers sell market livestock at Roundup

Monday, August 4, 2014

The grand champion hog at this year’s Mercer Co. (Pa.) 4-H Roundup brought a record $21 a pound.

Three inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Saturday, August 2, 2014

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrined three individuals during the Columbiana County Fair: Russell N. Cook; James W. Cooper; and William L. Woolf.

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.”

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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.