Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio Gov. Strickland names appointments to Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

COLUMBUS — Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland signed the legislation making the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board a reality March 31, and on April 6 he announced his 10 appointments to the board. The governor’s appointments include: Tony Forshey, Leon Weaver, Jeff Wuebker, Bobby Moser, Jeffrey LeJeune, Harold Dates, Jerry Lahmers, Lisa Hamler-Fugitt, Robert Cole, and […]

Pennsylvania official defines harvest season year-round to help farmers

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pa. farmers may get break in transportation laws.

Ag/Dairy Days fill Pa. farmers with inspiration and ideas for the future

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Northwestern Pa. farmers look for ideas on how to financially recover from 2009.

One event creates a Middlefield woman’s life path and career

Friday, March 26, 2010

A childhood passion of working with horses becomes reality.

Geauga County farmer looks no further than his woods to make syrup

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Chardon maple producer taps into the sap of 200 trees on his farm to produce maple syrup.

Ohio lawmakers pass Issue 2

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Issue 2 takes another step toward becoming law in Ohio.

New drilling tax may be answer to funding Pa. conservation districts

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts sets sights toward severance tax.

Pa. farmers express concern over motor carrier regulations in D.C.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pa. farmers took federal milk marketing order and transportation concerns to the Hill.

Cap and trade: Congress may be out, but the EPA may have final say

Monday, March 15, 2010

Cap and trade may have died in the U.S. Senate, but it doesn’t mean the issue is dead.

Ohio Farm Bureau County Presidents tell legislators to control the spending

Monday, March 15, 2010

Ohio Farm Bureau discussed hot button topics with Congressional delegates.

Farm Bureau not a fan of climate change legislation or regulation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

WASHINGTON — County presidents representing the Ohio Farm Bureau trekked to Capitol Hill this week to get their messages across and make sure legislators know farmers are watching.

Witmer’s civil lawsuit may be over but allegations continue to surface

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Columbiana County couple presents Farm and Dairy with copies of statements given to federal investigators.

$4.9 million dollar lawsuit filed against Vreba-Hoff dairy developers

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A lawsuit claiming breach of contract and foreclosure on several dairy farms associated with Vreba-Hoff Dairy Development LLC has been filed.

FFA: Preparing Agriculture’s Future Part II

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Farm and Dairy profiles a rural and an urban FFA chapter in part two of a three part series celebrating FFA Week.

International opportunities abound for Wauseon FFA members

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In four years, FFA students at Wauseon High School may have traveled more than most adults.

FFA program at Mohawk High School keeps members moving

Thursday, February 25, 2010

There is no mistaking it: Blue and gold proudly flow through the halls of the Mohawk School District.

Controlling coyotes: No line of defense may win the war

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Only the alpha female coyote comes in to heat and delivers a set of pups in a pack.

Indiana animal care standards may go from idea to reality in three months

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Indiana may have legislation to make the Board of Animal Health, the decision maker in livestock care in March.

Prosecutors seek delay in former Ohio Farmers Union treasurer sentencing

Friday, February 19, 2010

Forensic audit into the Ohio Farmers Union shows additional monetary losses.

Pa. fire department rescues horse from ice

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

NORTH STRABANE, Pa. — A draft horse was rescued Feb. 16 by a caring group of firefighters in North Strabane and Peters Township. UPDATE: As of Feb. 17, the horse is doing fine and his core body temperature was close to normal within the hour of the rescue. Details:The details are still sketchy as to […]


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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