Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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 […]

Program expansion in Pennsylvania means drought protection for farmers

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Program expanded in Pennsylvania to give producers protection against drought in their pasture and hayfields.

Dairy barn may have fallen, but not the spirit at Crawford County Fair

Thursday, August 5, 2010

MEADVILLE, Pa. — The two-year old dairy barn lost in last year’s winter weather won’t be replaced in time for the Crawford County fair, but dairy exhibitors will still have a place to call home for the fair’s run. Two tents will replace the Heritage Hall Dairy Barn at this year’s fair to house dairy […]

Issues brewing between the NCBA and CBB over how beef checkoff funds are spent

Friday, July 30, 2010

A controversy erupts over expenses billed to the Beef Checkoff program.

Carroll County to host statewide cattlemen’s roundup

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Editors note: The registration deadline has been extended to Aug. 13.

Summitcrest Farms: Genetics is future of cattle business and the future is now

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SUMMITVILLE, Ohio — Summitcrest Farms are leading the way in a new frontier of the cattle business: genetic testing. History The current Summitcrest Farms began as 160 acres purchased by the late Fred Johnson, although his father farmed before him. Johnson later co-founded Certified Angus Beef, and served as the first treasurer and second chairman […]

One-man operation is successful with planning in heat synchronization

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — A one-man operation that started with 10 cows in 1990 has now grown into a 200-head cattle herd. Background John McKarns grew up on a dairy farm, but decided he wanted something different. He new he wanted to be involved with livestock, but didn’t want to milk cows. So he set out […]

Green Haven Farm: Deep roots

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Rusty and Lisa Grubbs pride themselves on continuing the family farm.

Shamrock Vale Farms: Transition

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CARROLLTON, Ohio — Shamrock Vale Farms started out in the dairy business, but eventually made its way into the Angus industry. Years later, the farm is getting ready to make another transition. History When Earl and Nedra McKarns got married 53 years ago, they started Shamrock Vale Farm with 12 milk cows and 137 acres, […]

Burgett Angus Farm: Self-sufficient cattle with good temperaments

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Burgetts concentrate on a 100-mile radius to market their cattle, which includes Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Ohio association takes wait-and-see attitude on new California egg law

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Time will tell how Ohio egg producers will be impacted by a California law designed to stop eggs produced from battery cages from entering the state.

Harrison County Fair 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The grand champion steer brought $2.40 a pound and the reserve champion steer brought $2.15 a pound despite a rainy Friday evening.

Reactions vary from ‘livable’ to ‘ignored voters’

Friday, July 9, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — Mixed emotions are being expressed about the announcement that Ohio farm groups had reached an agreement with the Humane Society of the United States regarding issues of animal welfare. The one common denominator among everyone was the surprise. The negotiations were known to only a few before the June 30 announcement. Buys […]


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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