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.

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.

Bruce McPheron: Ohio State’s ag college is at the heart of university’s priority issues

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ohio State’s ag college is the heart of the university’s priorities, says incoming dean Bruce McPheron, but programs, including OSU Extension, will need to change.

GMO labeling not about choice

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Anti-GMO sentiment is based on faulty science, emotion, a mistrust of big corporations, and even conspiracy theories. Editor Susan Crowell serves up her thoughts.

Pick apple slices instead of Snickers

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Any time we can increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, we win — both from a health and an agricultural production standpoint.

What policy will help farms succeed?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Today, we want it all: a healthy environment, low taxes, cheap food, profitable agriculture community and a solid rural economy. But if we looked long-term, what is it that would be “worth as much to agriculture 25 years from now” as it is today?

Vilsack’s buzzword at Farm Science Review: Innovation, innovation, innovation

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack: Ag innovation gave us food security.

McPheron and Moser: Ohio State ag deans say hello and goodbye

Monday, September 24, 2012

Retiring Ohio State University ag college dean, Dr. Bobby Moser, said his farewells to a crowd of approximately 650 people during theFarm Science Review Sept. 18. And incoming dean, Dr. Bruce McPheron, who takes the post Nov. 1, offered his first greetings.

What organic is and what it isn’t

Thursday, September 13, 2012

No two farmers manage their farms the same way — one organic grower could have higher risk of bacterial contamination than another, and the same could be said of a nonorganic grower.

My blaze of glory in the dairy show ring

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Editor Susan Crowell is going to quit her day job and become a professional dairy showman. All someone needs to do is to: a) train her; and b) keep her in M&Ms.

Geauga County youth cap market livestock project year at sale

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Who won grand champion honors at this year’s Geauga County Fair? Find out here.

Farmers, you could learn a lot from a Twinkie

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What can we learn for our own farm’s success from the missteps of Hostess, Kodak and J.C. Penney? Editor Susan Crowell weighs in.

Ohio State’s new ag dean Bruce McPheron: ‘I’m going home’

Friday, August 17, 2012

For Bruce McPheron, a native of Hardin County, Ohio, the opportunity serve as dean of Ohio State’s ag college was “a chance of a lifetime.”

2012 Ashtabula County Fair

Monday, August 13, 2012

Scenes from the 2012 Ashtabula County Fair.

U.S. gets more from rural America than just our farm products

Friday, August 10, 2012

Editor Susan Crowell says we need new uses of agricultural commodities, to keep that new blood and passion to continue to build our rural communities.

Ohio Agriculture Hall of Fame enshrines Lifer, Myers, Zartman and Moser

Saturday, August 4, 2012

This year’s Ohio Ag Hall of Fame induction ceremonies at the Ohio State Fair.

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