Stories by Susan Crowell

Farming and communication: Five truths

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Editor Susan Crowell shares five observations on social media and agriculture from Ryan Goodman that are worth noting — and pondering.

Just say no to Black Friday creep: Don’t go shopping on Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 20, 2014

What is it you’re thankful for this Thanksgiving? Family and friends, or saving a buck? Resist shopping on Thanksgiving.

Holstein calf takes sports world by storm

Thursday, October 9, 2014

“Baby Ben,” a calf born on a Pennsylvania dairy farm, has become the unofficial mascot of Pittsburgh Steelers fans everywhere.

Sandy Beaver Farms: 200 years of progressive agriculture

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Sandy Beaver Farms has been operated by five generations of the Bowman family. The Lisbon farm was recognized by the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a bicentennial farm in 2013.

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.

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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.