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.

2012 Columbiana County Fair photos from Thursday night sale

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A few photos from Thursday night’s steer, dairy beef feeder and cheese sales (plus a few others thrown in for good measure).

Forget Match.com. Bring those singles out to the farm

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Short on farm labor? Just create a “working mixer” for singles, says Editor Susan Crowell. (Hey, it worked for a farmer in Idaho!)

Established in 1791: New barn reinvigorates Rynd farm

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Today, the Rynd brothers — Dennis, 65, and Jim, 61, — and Dennis’ son Brooks, 36, can’t imagine farming again like they did in the old tie-stall barn.

Restoring confidence in education

Thursday, July 12, 2012

“If we aren’t agile, if we can’t innovate, somebody else will go to the dance in our shoes. The land grant system is a world solution; we should settle for nothing less than world domination.” — Dr. Bruce McPheron.

We still hold these truths self-evident

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Declaration of Independence was voted the most influential document in American history. Editor Susan Crowell says perhaps it is time we dig it out for a closer study, for to understand our roots may help get us back on track as a nation for tomorrow.

Give me a Big Gulp or give me death

Monday, June 18, 2012

Count me in as one of the many who think New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s decision to limit the container size of sodas is totally asinine.

Farm to Fork: Pa. teen starts beef cattle enterprise with a market for next 10 years

Monday, June 18, 2012

A Pennsylvania teen is starting his own beef enterprise, and has locked in a 10-year market at nearby Grove City College through Bon Appetit’s Farm to Fork program.

Robotic milkers breathe new life into three-generation Pennsylvania dairy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Three generations agree: Robotic milkers were a great addition to their western Pennsylvania dairy farm.

Happy 150th birthday, USDA!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The USDA is celebrating its 150th birthday, but farmers deserve some cake, too.

Farmers, grab some Domino’s this weekend

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Domino’s Pizza shareholders took a stand against the HSUS’ tactics of pushing its vegan/vegetarian philosophy under the guise of animal welfare.

Ag in the middle is getting squeezed, but that doesn’t have to be you

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Nationally, mid-sized farms make up the largest share of ‘working farms.’ You’re not too big, but not too little. Goldilocks might say you’re just right.

Pink slime push-back: Someone smarter, or more emotional, than me has to figure this out

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Maybe the ag industry needs to listen more and talk less. Maybe we need to bring in more outsiders, and ask them, “what would a customer think about this?” We might have seen the pink slime push-back coming.

It’s National Ag Day, and, farmers, we need you more than ever

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dear farmer, those of us who don’t make a living from the good earth need you. And we need to feel connected to you because we rely so heavily on your work.

Is rural America dying?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The 2008 survey and report, “Place Matters,” found a substantial majority of respondents in all rural regions would advise a teenager to leave for opportunities elsewhere. That’s a sad statement. We must find the vision and political will to reverse that reality. We must find a way to bring rural America back to life.

Will we listen to Clint Eastwood’s halftime speech?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chrysler’s Super Bowl ad narrated by Clint Eastwood reminds us that we — Americans — are gritty and resilient. We’re the wet-behind-the-ears upstarts still writing our young country’s first chapters. It also reminds us of what’s so great about this country: the freedom to fail and the freedom to reinvent and the freedom to change.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association presents top awards; honors Dr. Bobby Moser

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association honored four of its farm family members with its highest awards Jan. 28 during the association annual meeting in Dublin.

Who made HSUS the Jell-O sheriff?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Humane Society of the United States? Still don’t trust ‘em!

Would you open your barn doors?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

If we don’t tell the public about agriculture, who will? You know who will. So are you ready to start talking yet?

New Pa. Farm Show exhibit: Today’s farm has nothing to hide

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

“If we’re ashamed of what we’re going, maybe we shouldn’t be doing it.” Opening the barn doors at Pa. Farm Show ‘Today’s Agriculture’ exhibit.

Farmers, may I have your autograph, please?

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

“2012 will bring an added emphasis to a different kind of food celebrity — the farmer.”

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