Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Forever Safe Farm: A place where every animal has a story to tell and learn from

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Forever Safe Farm strives not to be a place where animals can be dropped off but a place where the public can learn about animals.

Family dynamics can change when a woman decides to return to the farm

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LONDON, Ohio — Women of all ages are returning to the family farm. That can be a good thing, but it can also cause confusion and, in some cases, hard feelings. Julia Woodruff, an educator with Ohio State University Extension, talked about “making room for the farmer’s daughter” during a Farm Science Review “Question the […]

Grain market guru says hold on for wild ride in grain markets

Monday, September 26, 2011

The ag economist emphasized that anyone involved in the commodity market has to keep his attention on just about everything.

Silage harvest moving along, but combines remain in the machine shed

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — A combination of sunshine and rain is once again trying some farmers’ patience, as they start harvesting silage and preparing to enter the fields with combines. James P. Rust, a reporter for the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service from Mercer County, Pa., stated that some growers were making preparations and starting silage […]

50 years later: Ramping up the RPMs still gets this tractor puller’s heart moving

Friday, September 16, 2011

John Stanley pulled in the first tractor pull named Bunker Hill. In 1961, the pulls were held at what is now the Salem Airport.

ECO-Farming: It goes back to the root of it all, but could be the future of farming

Thursday, September 15, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The next time planting season rolls around, consider not using any type of tillage on those fields. That’s what a group of experts says could mean the difference between soil quality and soil health in the future. “Soil quality” refers only to individual segments and property of the soil type, while “soil […]

Stress: It isn’t going away, but there are ways to reduce it at every size operation

Monday, September 12, 2011

The important thing for farmers to remember is that they are not alone and there is help out there to deal with the stress.

Mahoning Co. Fair (Canfield Fair) 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Several youth set record prices with their livestock during the auctions.

Ag Expo designed to aid landowners with ideas on managing their land

Friday, September 2, 2011

A scene from the 2008 Agriculture, Natural Resources and Conservation Expo, held at the Kenwood Farm in Carroll County.

Can you spare a bale?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hay assistance is necessary in order for Texas cattlemen to survive.


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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