Stories by Susan Crowell

Commentary: Water quality is a muddy issue

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Improving nutrient management — whether by voluntary measures or by forced regulation — isn’t cheap. But it’s a muddy mess farmers can’t ignore, says Editor Susan Crowell in this commentary.

Repeat after me: Agriculture as a career is hot, hot, hot

Friday, May 15, 2015

Editor Susan Crowell’s column: The future of agriculture needs the brightest and the best young minds.

Food can be a uniting force: Join us Around the Table

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

I don’t eat at Chipotle because of its anti-GMO marketing ploy, but I’d love to sit around the table with people who do. Food tends to be a uniting force.

Sally M. Darling, 1935-2015

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sally M. Darling, longtime owner of Farm and Dairy, died Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

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


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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.