Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

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.

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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.