Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

$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 […]

Proposed constitutional amendment moves closer to November ballot

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The constitutional amendment proposed by the group, Ohioans for Humane Farms, moves closer to ballot.

Kentucky Senate passes bill to create Livestock Care Standards Commission

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kentucky legislation moves through senate and now goes to house of representatives.

Try, try, try again: Harrison County SWCD is hoping voters pass levy

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District hopes the third time is the charm.

Proactive or reactive? Kentucky starts process to create livestock commission

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Kentucky may become the next state to develop a Livestock Care Standards Commission.

Proposed constitutional amendment moves forward

Friday, February 5, 2010

The Ohio Attorney General moved the proposed constitutional amendment forward.

A new way of thinking leads to a new adventure in Pinzgauer production

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Straying from conventional: Pinzgauer turns out to be cattle breed of choice.

Witmer’s civil lawsuit settles after lengthy court battle

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Settlements have been reached between Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc., an ex-employee and three other defendants. However, the details are not being released.

The battle begins: Ohioans for Humane Farms files petition

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ohioans for Humane Farms files petitions to put measure on November ballot.

Governor Strickland pushes for advanced energy to repair state’s problems

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Strickland wants to pursue the construction of a biorefinery, building on Ohio’s agricultural output and ideal location. It would converts farm output into food, fuel and biopolymers.

Let the legal wrangling begin: The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board legislation begins to take form

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Proposed legislation calls for $500,000 to be raised through an assessment on bulk feed.

Looking for hope: N.M. dairyman plans milk dump

Thursday, January 14, 2010

SALEM, Ohio — A New Mexico dairy farmer is asking for help across the country in organizing a national milk dump. Dairy farmer Deborah Stark, of Clovis, N.M., said the last year in the dairy industry has started her on a mission and now she needs some help. In a statement released to media and […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board: More than a paper tiger

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A plan to fund the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board is expected this month.


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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