Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Gene Cooper Farms: Change is the only constant at this growing Pa. grain facility

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Gene Cooper Farms started out with capacity for 25,000 bushels. Today, it has more than 300,000 bushel total capacity.

Kasich announces cuts in ag department, Extension, ag research

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s proposed biennium budget includes a 9 percent cut in the general funding to the Ohio Department of Agriculture, and cuts of 10 percent to OSU Extension and 10 percent to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in fiscal year 2012.

A healing place: Farming has a hand in recovery for those suffering from mental illness

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hopewell Farm looks like many farms in rural eastern Trumbull. As you come up on the farm, you see a barn, a pasture and horses on this wintry day. But that’s just what is on the outside. It’s what’s inside that is much more valuable to those who live there.

With only a shovel and wheelbarrow, Beagle Hills Farms becomes a reality

Monday, March 7, 2011

Farming is a journey that is only beginning for Beagle Hill Farms.

Innovative Farmers of Ohio: Sustainable ag success requires thinking outside of the box

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bob Perry, University of Kentucky, talks about why win-win relationships in sustainable agriculture are so important.

MacDaddy: It’s a power trip

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Julia Conny is only 19 and she already likes the feeling of power. That is, she likes the power of her 9300 Super Farm pulling tractor, MacDaddy. Conny is one of the few women in the tractor pulling sport. This year, she was also one of the few who received an invitation […]

Agriculture changing as Marcellus Shale drilling gains ground

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Tom Murphy, Penn State University extension educator for Lycoming County, sat down Jan. 26 for a one-on-one interview with the Farm and Dairy.

Murphy is co-director of the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.

Stark County: Hard work and love make dreams come true for Schmuki Dairy farm

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Schmuki dairy began as the American dream and now it continues as the dream profession for Mike Schmuki, who was honored as Stark Soil and Water Conservation District’s 2010 Conservation Farmer of the Year.

Igniting a pastime one light at a time

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More than 160 lanterns later, the fire in Greg Diehl still burns for lanterns.

Mercer and Auglaize County farmers: If you raise livestock, better update your manure management plans

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

CELINA, Ohio — Most producers knew it was coming, but now it’s here: The Grand Lake St. Marys watershed has been designated as “distressed.” The Ohio Department of Natural Resources designated the watershed in distress Jan. 18 after a recent analysis because of unprecedented algal blooms in 2009 and 2010. The designation means that farmers […]

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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.