Stories by Susan Crowell

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.

FARM SCIENCE REVIEW: Ohio Agricultural Roadmap outlines next 25 years

Thursday, September 29, 2005

LONDON, Ohio – For Jack Fisher, there was an unexpected outcome from the 18-month brainstorming that led to the new Ohio Agricultural Roadmap.

Katrina: ‘I’ve never seen one like this’

Thursday, September 15, 2005

The wind died down around 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29. In that lull, Mississippi dairyman Bucky Jones scrambled out to the barn to milk his 80 Holsteins.

Stark County 4-H trio donate to Katrina relief

Thursday, September 8, 2005

CANTON, Ohio – The story in the Stark County Fair market lamb sale wasn’t a record bid or a booming average.

You think your fuel bill is high!

Thursday, August 25, 2005

It’s like a game. If I put only $10 in the gas tank, maybe prices will go down tomorrow (which is about how long $10 lasts and I have to stop at the gas station again).

Four records smashed at Butler Farm Show sale

Thursday, August 18, 2005

BUTLER, Pa. – It could be the youths’ hard work with their animals. It could be the parents’ last-minute phone calls.

Columbiana County fair livestock sale totals $291,400

Thursday, August 11, 2005

LISBON, Ohio – Gerald Thoma has been plotting for a year to buy granddaughter Samantha Cope’s lamb at this year’s Columbiana County Fair.

Speech should be required reading

Thursday, August 4, 2005

As I was washing dishes in the kitchen Sunday afternoon, the TV in the next room provided some background noise.


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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.