Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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 […]

2010 Trumbull Co. Fair; Ohio Proud Fair

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Find out who topped the junior fair market livestock competitions at this year’s Trumbull County Fair.

Compromise reached: HSUS will not be heading to the ballot this November

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gov. Strickland said a compromise is good for Ohio agriculture and animal welfare.

Business profile: Simmons Grain

Thursday, June 24, 2010

By KRISTY FOSTER SALEM, Ohio — Simmons Grain is making an investment not only in its business but in the area’s grain farmers. The grain operation is in the middle of a $750,000 expansion project this year that will result in upgrades and better efficiency. The construction should be complete by July. The company […]

Business profile: Lamb and webster

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pennsylvania business brings together farm technology and service By KRISTY FOSTER GROVE CITY, Pa. — A Pennsylvania tractor and implement dealer may have only been at the location for a year but it brings a lot of history and dedication to technology. Lamb and Webster began in 1960 with its first location in Springville, […]

Ohioans for Humane Farms says it has necessary signatures for ballot

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ohioans for Humane Farms is reporting it has gathered the minimum number of signatures needed to get its livestock care standards initiative on the November ballot.

Hay tagging system gives grower, end user future possibilities

Friday, June 18, 2010

The complete cost for the Hayboss G2 system will cost around $15,300.

Stark County couple working to keep farming in the family

Friday, June 18, 2010

The future of the Wentling farm lies in the hands of the next generation.

Marcellus shale boom making its way to Ohio? Only time will tell the story

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Ohio seems to be trailing Pennsylvania in the number of permits issued for Marcellus shale gas wells.

Getting a start in farming is not out of reach for youth

Friday, June 11, 2010

The maximum amount a youth can borrow through the USDA’s FSA youth loans is $5,000.

No-till all the way ‘There’s just too many benefits not to do it’

Thursday, June 10, 2010

With more than 20 years of no-till practices on their property, the Yost family can clearly see the benefits.

Carroll County OSU Extension office closing; 4-H runs through state fair

Friday, June 4, 2010

A grassroots effort is under way in Carroll County to develop a plan for funding the extension office.

Winery court case could set precedent for Ohio agriculture zoning cases

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Ohio Supreme Court may hear Mahoning County farm business zoning appeal.

Grass-fed beef may have benefits for both consumers and the environment

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Pasture walk gives others a chance to learn and gain ideas from other grazing systems.

Former OFU Treasurer gets jail time

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — The former treasurer of the Ohio Farmer’s Union and the wife of Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler will be spending three years in jail. Pleading guilty Kathy Beutler, of Columbus Grove, Ohio, pleaded guilty to a charge of aggravated theft, a third degree felony. The theft occurred over a four and half […]


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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