Stories by Susan Crowell

Lawrence County Fair livestock sale spotlights 4-H, FFA youth

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lawrence County (Pa.) 4-H and FFA’ers wrapped up their market livestock projects at the annual livestock sale Aug. 20.

Records fall at Butler Farm Show market livestock sale

Friday, August 12, 2011

Several records were set at this year’s market livestock sale at the Butler Farm Show, including a record $25.50 per pound for the grand champion hog.

You want economic stability in your town? Think farms, small businesses

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

It will take new ways of thinking to climb out of this current jobless hole. We should foster entrepreneurship, incentivize innovation, encourage education, and reward small businesses and the self-employed.

Columbiana County Fair steer, cheese and dairy beef feeder photos

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Early Columbiana County Fair market livestock sale photos.

Grazing bison is pretty much like other livestock: Gotta pay attention

Friday, July 29, 2011

Intensive grazing management concepts work the same, even if you’re raising buffalo, like the Swope farmily at Heritage Lane Farm.

Ohio Sheep Day: Looking for new farming niche? Think sheep

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Accelerated lambing could hold key to greater sheep profitability, and small farms in Midwest are poised to take advantage of opportunity.

Blue Heron Farm: Selling lambs year-round can work

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It all started with 12 lambs Duane Miller brought home for his wife, Cynthia Koonce, to bottle feed and try to save and raise. In her kitchen. Today, she’s raising sheep, all right — 350 of them.

Pulling for Zack: Ohio 4-H’er and cancer survivor receives surprise pulling tractor

Monday, July 11, 2011

A five-state tractor pulling community comes together to make an Ohio 4-H’er and cancer survivor’s wish come true.

We’re all just irresponsible wimps

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Your mother and Uncle Sam can’t protect you all the time.

Ohio firm gets USDA biomass grant

Friday, June 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — Marginal or abandoned crop ground in northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania may find new life in a new crop.

Every farmer should be a romantic

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Consumers want to be courted, romanced by your passion for agriculture. And they can only learn about that passion — they can only get to know you — if you are willing to share your story.

Beatitudes for Farmers

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It’s been a tough spring. But there are things we can control that may make a difference, if only to your mental health (which is pretty important). I call them the “Beatitudes for Farmers.”

First place in the Hoard’s Dairyman contest? Give that man a block of cheese!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

John Winchell is a rock star. Well, not a head-banging musician or Mick Jagger-like rock star, but a dairy rock star. And he’s got the bragging rights — and a traveling trophy — to prove it. You see, Winchell won the 2011 Hoard’s Dairyman cow judging contest in the agri-marketers division, competing against 962 contestants […]

Animal research saves lives of both humans and animals

Friday, May 6, 2011

Those who would decry animal research of any kind are actually hurting future care, health, and treatment of the very animals they proclaim to protect.

Worried about emerald ash borer? You don’t have to cut ash trees down

Monday, April 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Cutting down ash trees isn’t the only strategy for managing emerald ash borer (EAB) in residential and municipal landscapes.

There’s a new kid in town: Meet The Social Silo

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Social Silo is the new “social face” of the Farm and Dairy.

Blame game won’t feed the world

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Rising food prices. Everyone’s talking about them. And everyone’s pointing fingers of blame.

Ohioans, get ready for another HSUS battle

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Reading between the HSUS lines: “We’ll say we’ll negotiate with agriculture, but if we don’t get our way, we’re not going to play nice anymore.”

Let’s put knowledge to work: Support land-grant mission

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We are in an atmosphere of questioning spending, taxes and finding ways for all levels of government to live within its means. But cutting investments in agricultural R&D, innovation and education is like eating your seed corn — and next year you’ll go hungry.

Water quality: Not quite, but almost, rocket science

Thursday, February 3, 2011

We’ll be hearing lots more about watershed protection and regulation across the country, as states are mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency to establish nutrient standards for water bodies.

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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 http://twitter.com/scrowell and follow Farm and Dairy at http://twitter.com/farmanddairy. You can also find her on Google+ and Facebook.