Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Best advice: Take time now to look at the books before tax time arrives

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Although it is the beginning of December, it is not too early to start thinking about farm taxes.

Missing generation leaves Kenny family with hole in heart and management

Thursday, November 17, 2011

ENON VALLEY, Pa. — Last summer, when Don Kenny visited his cardiologist for a routine check of his enlarged heart, the specialist told him he’d see him in a year. That was good news for the 52-year-old western Pennsylvania farmer who was busy making changes in his dairy operation and looking forward to working with […]

NAILE 2011 takes over Louisville, Ky.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

During NAILE, the event hosts nearly 23,000 livestock entries from almost every state.

Operation Evergreen begins mission to get Ohio trees to military personnel

Friday, November 11, 2011

In the 17 years of the Operation Evergreen program, as many as 3,000 trees have been donated to the military.

Class action lawsuit sought for case against Patriot Energy over gas leases

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

A lawsuit has been filed in Carroll County over leases signed to Patriot Energy of Columbiana County.

ODA and Organic Trade Association reach agreement over milk labeling

Monday, November 7, 2011

An agreement has been reached between the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Organic Trade Association over the milk labeling rule.

Fertilizer prices likely to jump around for 2012; linked to economy

Friday, November 4, 2011

There is no perfect way to purchase inputs. The best idea is to spread out your purchases including fertilizer.

Texas producers need more than hay for livestock, they need trucks and fuel

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — It’s no secret that farmers and ranchers in Texas are struggling because of drought, but a New Waterford, Ohio, woman has teamed up with a Bastrop County, Texas, woman to get them some help. The Farm and Dairy ran a story in the Sept. 1 issue asking for hay donations. Several farms […]

Pa. dairy operation suspended due to bacteria found in milk

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Milk production is continuing but the milk is being diverted to another fluid processor.

High school student builds poultry business from the ground up

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bill Brown started a business producing pastured-based chickens as his FFA project this year, and it has taken him in a direction he didn’t see coming.


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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