Stories by Susan Crowell

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.

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.

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.

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).


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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.