Thursday, July 18, 2019

I spent most of my life saying, vehemently, I wasn’t a dog person. That has changed, and I have livestock guardian dogs to thank. One, in particular, actually. His name is Houdini, and he was the first livestock guardian dog I trained.
farming, Big Ag, small farm,

Successful farming is not about equipment, or acres or herd size. It's about management. Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell urges farmers get better at what they control: their own management skills.
Susan Crowell George Voinovich

Retiring Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell is handing the baton to Rebecca Miller, and shares some advice for her successor.
Rebecca Miller Farm and Dairy editor sheep

Farm and Dairy's new editor, Rebecca Miller, shares thoughts about her journey to this new position.
graduation, soybean field, advice for life,

Editor Susan Crowell poses questions to the Class of 2019 (and just about everyone).
Lake Erie, LEBOR, Lake Erie Bill of Rights, water quality,

The activist group behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights is after more than just cleaner water. Editor Susan Crowell urges you to pay attention to what's going on in Toledo that could target personal property rights.
Lake Erie, toxic algal bloom, algae,

Editor Susan Crowell issues a stern warning to farmers in this week's commentary: If you farm, you need to pay attention to how you manage your farm to minimize its impact on the environment. Period.
ag census, census of agriculture,

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agriculture shows there are more of the largest and smallest operations and fewer middle-sized farms. Editor Susan Crowell ponders the numbers.
Farm and Dairy building, Salem, Ohio

Farm and Dairy Editor Susan Crowell is retiring this summer, and you all can help us cast the widest net to find her successor.
farmer and wheat ag economy mental health

We can’t wish this current farm economy away, and we can’t ignore the impact to individual farms and farmers. Commentary from Editor Susan Crowell.
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