Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

OSU Extension reaches out to voters, but offices may still be closing

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Carroll County has already closed its office and ended its 4-H program, and now Jackson County may be next.

Roundtable gives producers opportunity to speak their minds

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Producers share their thoughts on the FSA office and how the federal government can help their farms.

Rabo AgriFinance starts foreclosure on Vreba-Hoff Dairy

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Court action has been filed to recover $55 million in debt from Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development and six farms associated with them.

Mapleside Farm: The key to organic farming is crop management

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Organic is the only way to go. At least that’s what Mapleside Farm in Geauga County believes.

Marcellus Shale: Leases signify business partnership

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

In Ohio, Washington, Belmont and Jefferson counties are the first to have Marcellus Shale gas wells developed.

ODA launches investigation into resale of Jefferson Co. grand champion lamb

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Everyone’s trying to figure out how the Jefferson County grand champion lamb avoided slaughter as required by law.

CAUV rates are increasing; just how much will remain a mystery for now

Friday, October 1, 2010

A meeting held by the Ohio Farm Bureau, was to alert the public to changes in the CAUV program.

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Sifting through the good and the bad

Thursday, September 30, 2010

(Part III in three-part series.) SALEM, Ohio — With everything in life, there are good experiences and bad experiences. The Marcellus Shale boom in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia is no exception. One family in Evans City, Pa. has had a positive experience with Marcellus Shale drilling on their property. So positive, in fact, he […]

Marcellus Shale Drilling: Can safe water supply be sustained?

Friday, September 24, 2010

Concerns over keeping drinking water safe over the Marcellus Shale drilling process is on the minds of many.

Keeping rural history alive

Monday, September 20, 2010

What is being lost through society is being brought back through technology for future generations.

Marcellus Shale gas leasing: Consult your lawyer, and get it in writing

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Be prepared when approached about a Marcellus Shale gas lease.

Van Ham Dairy files for bankruptcy

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Van Ham Dairy, a 2,200-cow dairy in Continental, Ohio, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Toledo.

Battle begins to place severance tax on Pa. Marcellus Shale drillers

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Pa. governor agrees Marcellus Shale drilling is good for state, but could come with a cost.

Geauga County Fair livestock results

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hookstown Fair 2010

Friday, September 3, 2010

The grand champion lamb raised by Theresa Domitrovich at the Hookstown Fair sold for $11 a pound.

GIPSA rule changes could devastate seedstock producers in cattle industry

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cattlemen plan to fight back against proposed GIPSA rule changes at annual roundup.

Diversifying income is ensuring a Muskingum County farm’s success

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ZANESVILLE, Ohio — There’s nothing nutty or crazy about Nutty Acres Farm in Muskingum County — it’s just a farm family diversifying itself to ensure agriculture remains a part of their life. Jason and Kirsten Hatfield farm 236 acres and maintain another 113 acres in pastures and hay. The couple have two daughters, Shelby, 18 […]

Antibiotic use: The debate continues

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ROCK SPRINGS, Pa. — One Penn State researcher is convinced that misuse of antibiotics in animal herds is more of a problem than subtherapeutic use on farms. David Wolfgang, Penn State Department of veterinary and biomedical sciences, spoke at Ag Progress Days Aug. 17 about the debate concerning the use of antibiotics in flocks and […]

Butler Farm Show

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions, and see if you’re in a slideshow of photos taken at this year’s Butler Farm Show.

Ag Progress 2010 has something for everyone

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Ag Progress Days has something for everyone when they visit. From seminars on food safety in the home to speakers talking about keeping private drinking water safe from natural gas drilling. There is something to examine on every corner and demonstrations to view in the fields. Take a look at some […]


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About Kristy

Kristy Foster Seachrist lives in Columbiana County raising sheep and horses. She earned her degree from Youngstown State University and has worked in both print and broadcast journalism. You can follow her on Twitter at