Stories by Susan Crowell

$10,000 grant to Mercer 4-H is tribute to Marsh

Thursday, August 16, 2001

A donation of a $10,000 grant was made in memory of Roy Marsh and secured by his friends and family.

Learning to talk with the land

Thursday, August 16, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell acknowledges the great divide between rural cowboys and cappuccino drinkers, but observes there is much they have in common.

Columbiana County junior fair market livestock sale nears $250,000 mark

Thursday, August 9, 2001

Hundreds of supporters boosted the Columbiana County Fair junior fair market livestock sale total to an unofficial record of $248,475.35. Bids of $6 a pound for both the grand champion steer and the grand champion hog helped.

Summit County livestock sale records fall

Thursday, August 2, 2001

Alisa Shenigo won a triple crown, of sorts, at this year’s Junior Livestock Sale, showing the reserve champion hog and the grand and reserve champion lambs. Jenny Blatt raised the 223-pound grand champion market hog that earned a record bid of $8.75 a pound.

Baseball and grilling beef issues

Thursday, August 2, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on the many sides of limited vision, whether it be in athletes or in cattlemen.

Government intervention gets failing grade

Thursday, July 26, 2001

A reader comments on the Bush education policy that threatens new orgies of spending, legislating, centralizing, and reforming.

This week, it’s time to give thanks

Thursday, July 26, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell writes about last week’s Firestone Test Center open house, and about the latest class of inductees in the Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame that includes former long-time Farm and Dairy editor Elden R. Groves.

Whazzup in the shifting world of food?

Thursday, July 19, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on analysis by the vice president of research of the American Insititute of Baking on what’s new in the world of food.

Will your farm business outlast you?

Thursday, July 12, 2001

Estate planning and wealth preservation: Who will reap the harvest of your life’s work and sacrifices. Editor Susan Crowell encourages all landowners to think about estate planning today.

Social issues influence agriculture

Thursday, July 5, 2001

In this week’s commentary, Editor Susan Crowell comments on what the farmer owes the consumer, and how consumer perceptions drive the market.


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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.