Stories by Susan Crowell

Focus: What do you want to do?

Thursday, December 1, 2005

The calendar officially says December. The holidays. The pace. The weather. The end of the year. The year’s 12th month is either welcome or despised: a reminder of tasks undone or accomplished, of goals unmet or fulfilled, and of plans waylaid or on track.

Commissioners can’t fund Columbiana extension office

Thursday, December 1, 2005

LISBON, Ohio – It may seem like the Aesop fable about the little shepherd boy crying “Wolf!,” but Julie Herron, director of the Columbiana County office of OSU Extension, says it’s not.

Is that a Superfund site or a farm?

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

White HAZMAT suits. That’s what I think of when I hear the words “Superfund site.” White suits with self-contained breathing apparatus, gloves, boots.

Making farmland preservation work

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The screen in the darkened room showed a rural road now bordered on the left by new homes. “I used to farm this,” said Knox County’s Tim Norris as he flipped to the next slide.

John Glenn: Conservation is critical

Thursday, November 17, 2005

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – John Glenn’s commitment to community was born in the eastern Ohio hills of his childhood.

Terry Gram bids Stark SWCD board goodbye

Thursday, November 10, 2005

MASSILLON, Ohio – For the past 30 years, Terry Gram has had a front row seat to watch the changes in natural resources conservation practices.

Herrons reap conservation rewards

Thursday, November 10, 2005

HANOVERTON, Ohio – For dairymen David and Glen Herron, paying attention to their Columbiana County farm’s natural resources just makes sense, both common sense and good business sense.

Protecting at-risk farm children

Thursday, October 27, 2005

I tuck my two teenage children in bed several nights a week. At least I go into their bedrooms and pretend I can’t see the “Oh Mom!” roll of the eyes as I sit on their beds.

Private eyes: Latest on animal ID

Thursday, October 6, 2005

The livestock industry wants the government involved in the national animal identification system. And yet it doesn’t want the government involved.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Ohioans give ag secretary a piece of their minds

Thursday, September 29, 2005

LONDON, Ohio – Most people flock to the U.S. secretary of agriculture when he’s touring the nation to hear him speak.


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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.