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.

Video sensations Peterson Farm Brothers at the Farm Science Review: ‘We’re just Kansas farm kids’

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Greg, Nathan and Kendal Peterson are just typical farm kids. (If you consider receiving YouTube marriage proposals typical.)

Hog brings $10,000 at Geauga County Fair market livestock sale

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Alyse Zemba’s 270-pound grand champion market hog brought a whopping $38 a pound at this year’s Geauga County Fair junior fair market sale.

In Ohio, Southeast FFA’er creates milk can fundraiser

Friday, August 30, 2013

Southeast FFA member Alex Zavara III has painted two FFA milk can seats that have earned his chapter $1,700 over the past two years.

Molnar Farms: Quality produce with a WOW! factor

Thursday, August 29, 2013

In Mahoning County, the Molnar family knew it had to expand their farm market if they wanted to continue to grow. Today, their market is as beautiful as their produce.

Animal rights vandals hit butter cow at Iowa State Fair

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Vandals from the Iowans for Animal Liberation dowsed the Iowa State Fair’s butter cow with red paint symbolizing blood, and wrote “Freedom for All” on the glass display window.

2013 Mercer Co. 4-H Roundup livestock sale totals nearly $142,000

Saturday, August 10, 2013

This year’s market livestock sale at the Mercer County (Pa.) 4-H Roundup totaled nearly $142,000.

2013 Columbiana County Fair market livestock sales total nearly $435,000

Friday, August 2, 2013

The junior fair market livestock sales at the 2013 Columbiana County Fair totaled nearly $435,000, on the sale of 471 lots.

Crowell on video junkies, ag research and county fairs

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Congressional appropriations to R&D of the National Institutes of Health totaled nearly $31 billion in fiscal year 2012. Ag research got a paltry $277 million.

Hively, Houlette inducted into Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame

Monday, July 22, 2013

The Columbiana County Agriculture Hall of Fame will enshrine Curtis F. Hively and Carey Augustus Houlette July 30.

Precautionary principle: By removing a risk, are we limiting finding solutions to the problem?

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Editor Susan Crowell on the precautionary principle: Public perception of risk can certainly be different than a scientific assessment of risk, but I’m not sure my perhaps-ignorant perception should hamper scientific inquiry.

House splits nutrition title out of farm bill; farm-only bill passes 216-208

Friday, July 12, 2013

The farm bill’s nutrition title, Title IV, that was removed from the bill that passed, will go back to the ag committee for round two.

Commentary by Susan Crowell: What farm bill history do we want to repeat?

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Editor Susan Crowell wonders if we’ve learned anything from past farm bill wrangling.

Forget the wet spring: Farmers planted record acres of everything

Friday, June 28, 2013

The corn acreage is the highest acreage planted to corn since 1936 and marks a fifth year in a row of corn acreage increases in the United States.

A House divided: Farm bill is fall guy

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Political or dysfunctional. Take your pick for describing the U.S. House of Representatives’ actions when the farm bill came up for a vote on the floor.

Teens DO look to you for guidance

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Every youth could benefit from hearing from you, and I can think of no greater lesson you could share than the passion you each bear for your own life’s work.

More than s’mores: Teens turn off technology during Ohio forestry and wildlife camp

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Not every camper will end up a wildlife specialist or a forester, but organizers hope the teens will at least build on the week’s natural resources foundation no matter what their career path.

Commercial kitchens: Can we stir up new food processing in Ohio?

Monday, June 10, 2013

A commercial kitchen lets food entrepreneurs rent time in a licensed facility to develop and make their products. We need more in Ohio.

Big data: Farming by the numbers

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Better data drives better ag decisions, and data is getting bigger and bigger. How will you manage it?

Bowman v. Monsanto: U.S. Supreme Court sides with Monsanto in biotech ag seed patent case

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Supreme Court of the United States ruled May 13 in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property law case involving patented seeds.

1,300 first graders at Ashtabula County Ag Day

Friday, May 10, 2013

The Ashtabula County Farm Bureau and the OSU Extension office in Ashtabula County taught more than 1,100 first graders where their food comes from.

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