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.

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.

Yes, agriculture IS Ohio’s No. 1 industry

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Agriculture drives a huge chunk of the economy in both Ohio and Pennsylvania. And that’s not hyperbole, it’s fact.

To farm successfully, it’s all about who you know

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Editor Susan Crowell shares the importance of seeking others’ advice when it comes to improving your farm. Grazing councils are a great example.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks Ohio Farm Bureau support on tax reform

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Speaking to the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting Nov. 29, Ohio Gov. John Kasich asked the farm group’s support of his tax reform measures, saying the severance tax was so low it was “ridiculous.”

Ohio Farm Bureau: We need our nonfarm members

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Of Ohio Farm Bureau’s 214,000 members, fewer than three out of 10 are active, or farm, members — and that’s why the organization wants to improve its associate member engagement.

Yogurt makers (and dairymen) saying ‘I love New York’

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Some are touting New York’s yogurt empire as the equivalent to California’s Silicon Valley. Editor Susan Crowell says let’s hope it keeps growing, one spoonful at a time.

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