Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Norman Borlaug, a science hero of the 20th century, loses cancer battle

Monday, September 14, 2009

(Please scroll to bottom to watch a recent video of Dr. Borlaug.) COLLEGE STATION, Texas — The agricultural scientist who believed it was possible to could stop famine in developing countries across the world lost his battle with cancer Sept. 12. Norman E. Borlaug, who received the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize for developing high-yielding, disease-resistant […]

Stark County Fair – 2009 Junior Fair livestock sale results

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Stark County Fair closed the year with a bang, setting a new record for the Junior Fair livestock sale. Many of the youth involved were big winners in more than one category. A total of more than $540,000 was raised through the sale.

Boggs: Ag is facing challenges, yes, but also bio-revolution opportunities

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ODA Director Robert Boggs visited the Stark County Fair and the new Farm Bureau building Sept. 4.

Columbiana County farm celebrates 200 years of hard work and dedication

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

The Hahn family may have changed over the past 200 years, but its farming legacy lives on.

Vilsack pushes energy bill during Rural Tour stop in Zanesville, Ohio

Monday, August 31, 2009

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited the southeastern portion of the Buckeye State Aug. 31 as part of the Obama administration’s Rural Tour.

Farm accidents take one life and injure another

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

ST. LOUISVILLE, Ohio — A farmer baling hay died Aug. 25 after the tractor he was operating rolled over in Licking County. John Herendeen, 57, of St. Louisville, died at Licking Memorial Hospital after sustaining injuries from the accident. Mary Ann Township Fire Chief Kelly Smith said Herendeen was traveling down the side of a […]

Jefferson County Fair 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

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 Jefferson County Fair.

State voters get to make the next step

Thursday, August 20, 2009

A proposal to amend Ohio’s constitution will appear on the November ballot.

Clean energy summit shows farmers innovation is necessary for success

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Farms may find a new way to produce income if new legislation is passed.

Many more questions than answers exist in proposed climate change bill

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some say the climate change bill could be as significant to the marketplace as income tax legislation.

Senate bill would boost dairy support price even higher

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Additional help may be on the way for dairy farmers.

Jefferson Co. tour shows importance of environmental stewardship

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Jefferson Soil and Conservation District shows how it is trying to protect the planet.

Vogel credits farm background with helping him to succeed in state politics

Friday, August 7, 2009

Pa. State Senator Elder Vogel Jr. is the only full-time farmer in the state senate.

Surviving the dairy crisis may mean changes to operation

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Area dairy producers say the struggle to survive will be worth it once the market rebounds.

Learning to identify abuse in livestock may require more than observation

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Groups gather to learn about livestock and ways to handle the animals.

Trumbull Co. man dies when tractor overturns

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

JOHNSTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A Trumbull County farmer died July 27 in Johnston Township in a tractor accident. According to the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Department, Allen D. Stewart, 28, died after the tractor he was driving overturned, pinning him and then catching fire. He was reportedly using the tractor to pull large logs from a […]

New legislation, if passed, may stop preventative antibiotic use in herds

Friday, July 24, 2009

Farmers may lose ability to use preventative antibiotics in herds if new legislation is passed.

Three barn fires in two weeks; wet hay believed to blame for two of them

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Three barns across Ohio have burned in less than a week and a half.

Organic crops succeeding in Ohio

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Organic farming increasing, even in down economy.

Harrison County Fair 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Harrison County fair ended its yearly run with nice sunny weather and higher sale prices this year. The sale garnered $12,672.76 more than the 2008 Junior Fair livestock sale. One of the biggest price increases was found in the steer sale ring. The grand champion steer earned $5.50 per pound compared to last year […]

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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 http://twitter.com/fosterk96.