Stories by Susan Crowell

Tractor square dancers create unique Star at Pa. Farm Show (video)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Two antique tractor square dance clubs joined to create a 16-tractor Star during the 2015 Pennsylvania Farm Show. (Video)

Pa. dairy industry teams with food bank to get milk to those who need it most

Thursday, January 22, 2015

An innovative food bank milk distribution program, spearheaded by the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, got an assist during this year’s Pennsylvania Farm Show.

Ohio Farm Bureau changes membership, honors leaders

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ohio Farm Bureau Federation delegates met Dec. 10-12 to wrestle with ways the state’s largest farm organization should address the hot topics of CAUV, water quality and taxes.

Use your influence to talk about farming

Thursday, December 11, 2014

People don’t want to hear from a faceless organization, they want to hear from people they know, or “ordinary” people like them. Farmers like you. Real people.

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.


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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.