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.

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.

Susan Crowell: HSUS creates its own Ohio ag council to try and gain farming ‘street cred’

Thursday, May 9, 2013

I wasn’t going to write about it. I truly wasn’t. I was going to let last week’s news story by reporter Kristy Seachrist stand on its own, and let readers read between the lines for themselves about how the Humane Society of the United States was creating a new agriculture advisory council in Ohio “to […]

Susan Crowell: Immigration reform affects farming

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

One source estimates 55 to 75 percent of farm workers lack legal status, while others put the number at closer to 20 percent.

Camp Meigs BBQ Bootcamp and Burnoff: a little fun, a little education and a lot of food

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Calling all pitmasters: Test your barbecue skills at the Camp Meigs BBQ Bootcamp and Burnoff May 3-4.

Saying goodbye: Trying to become Miriam Miller’s daughter

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Editor Susan Crowell says goodbye to her mother.

Columbiana-Mahoning dairymen among state’s top-producing herds

Friday, March 29, 2013

The Columbiana-Mahoning DHI, or Dairy Herd Improvement, honored its top herds March 22 at its annual banquet at the First United Methodist Church in Salem.

Today, agriculture is war of words, but we can end the food fight

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

No More Food Fights: We have to make time to come together around the food plate, to have a conversation — a human connection — that doesn’t end in a food fight.

Pa. Holstein Association honors Horace Backus, Roy Simpson, Wayne Harpster

Monday, March 4, 2013

Pa. Holstein Association members salute Horace Backus; honor breeders Roy Simpson and Wayne Harpster.

Paul Harvey’s words still ring true: God said, ‘I need a caretaker.’ So he made a farmer

Monday, February 4, 2013

It was a Super Bowl ad that grabbed our attention for its shear simplicity, not its shock factor. Paul Harvey sharing his, “So God Made a Farmer” tribute.

Blog: A Celebration of Love

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Show your love with our Valentine’s Day photo contest, “A Celebration of Love!”

Stark County couple, Kris and Becky Vincent, receives top award from Ohio Cattlemen’s Association

Monday, January 28, 2013

Kris and Becky Vincent, of East Canton, Ohio, received this year’s Industry Excellence Award from the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association.

I’m all for finding partners, building coalitions. Just not with HSUS

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Find new alliances? Sit down and work out compromises? Editor Susan Crowell is all for it, just as long as we’re not dealing with the HSUS.

LETTER: Reader suggests another option in Facebook farmer-bashing scenario

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Yes, farmers need to do a better job of educating their nonfarm neighbors.

GMO basher, Mark Lynas, makes an about-face

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Most of us are science illiterate. That’s why emotion and public perception steers policy, not science. A GMO opponent changes his mind.

Can politicians restore nation’s trust?

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

I don’t know what they’re doing in D.C., but it’s clear what they’re not doing. The work we sent them there to do.

Ohio FFA’er, Garrit Sproull, wins national swine production award

Thursday, January 3, 2013

This Harrison Central graduate won the 2012 National FFA Swine Production Entrepreneurship award for his swine farrowing and club pig enterprise.

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