Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Ohio Beef Expo 2011: Higher prices bring good tidings to cattlemen

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cattlemen from Ohio and across the country gathered for the Ohio Beef Expo March 18-20.

Ohio Beef Expo 2011- Sale and show day

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Ohio Beef Expo 2011 The barns are full of people and cattle. Lots of talk and chatter about bloodlines and how much cattle are going to sell for in the auction ring today. Here’s a glimpse of what is happening so far:

Ohio Beef Expo 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some shots of the breed shows that were held March 18. The shows included Hereford, Shorthorn and Murray Grey cattle. The cattlemen kept busy preparing for the display and then showing off their hard work. Ohio Beef Expo:

COBA Select Sires: A genetic matchmaker of sorts

Thursday, March 17, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The farm lane is lined with a welcoming committee. It appears a group of cats has gathered in the drive, waiting on Andy to get here for his daily routine. There are two barns visible, both filled with cattle, and Andy points to the large freestall barn where we are going. The […]

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 […]


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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