Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Wet weather forcing harvest to lag behind this year

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Farmers face frustration as weather continues to push back harvesting.

Equine forum planned in Harrisburg area to discuss current issues in industry

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

HARRISBURG, Pa.. — The Pennsylvania Equine Council and the Penn State University Equine Program will host this year’s State Horse Council Advisory Committee’s Fall issues forum and the Pennsylvania Equine Council’s annual meeting at the Holiday Inn East Hotel in Harrisburg, Pa. Nov. 6-8. Kickoff tours The three day program will begin Nov. 6 with […]

Milk market monopolization: Lawsuit filed against DFA and Dean Foods

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Record low milk prices prompt farmers in northeastern U.S. to join class action lawsuit.

OFU’s treasurer steals from farm group

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Ohio Farmers Union treasurer may face jail time for embezzling from the organization.

Get out the punching gloves: The fight is just beginning for egg producers

Thursday, October 8, 2009

The United Egg Producers vow to keep fighting so U.S. egg producers can stay in business.

Two large Ohio dairies placed into receivership

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Two dairies in western Ohio have been unable to pay on loans since March.

Details emerge in Witmer’s lawsuit

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Witmer’s Feed and Grain has agreed to settle the lawsuit in exchange for many of employee’s assets.

Twin-row cropping may be the wave of the not-so-distant future

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Twin-row cropping is growing in popularity because of yield gains and low cost in new equipment.

Settlement may be looming in Witmer’s grain lawsuit

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The ODA has completed its investigation and found no violations of the grain warehouse law.

Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

The lamb, hog and steer sale was held Sept. 24 at the Tuscarawas Co. Fair 2009. This year was a big year for Landon Helmke who earned both grand champion steer and grand champion hog honors.

Farm Science Review 2009 gets set to wrap up

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scenes from the Farm Science Review 2009

Showing horses for two Ellsworth sisters turns out to be a family thing

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fair season is over and the memories are filed in another chapter in a Mahoning County family’s life.

If you are a deer hunter this workshop is for you whether you are a veteran or novice

Monday, September 21, 2009

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Whether you are a veteran deer hunter or a novice, plan to attend the “Venison: From Field to Table” workshop sponsored by Ohio State University Extension in Knox, Noble and Monroe Counties. There will be two dates and locations for the workshop: Saturday, Oct. 3, in Knox County at 1025 Harcourt […]

Proactive vs. reactive: Bob Evans Farms takes stand in nationwide animal welfare debate

Thursday, September 17, 2009

On the record with Sommer Mueller, DVM, director of Food and Safety and Regulatory Affairs for Bob Evans Farms, discussing animal welfare in Ohio.

A Portage County farmer is getting it right with his land conservation efforts

Thursday, September 17, 2009

A Portage County farmer is named one of the Ohio Conservation Farm Family Award recipients this year.

State, local budget crunches forcing Extension offices to go to voters

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Coshocton Co. OSU Extension is asking voters to pass a levy in November. The county is not alone.

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.

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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.