Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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 […]

Community raises funds for Carroll Co. extension agent

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Community members and businesses raise the $25,000 necessary to bring back the OSU Extension Office to Carroll County.

NCBA agrees to pay back $217,000 to Beef Checkoff Program

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A letter dated Jan. 7 was sent to the USDA outlining resolution between the CBB and the NCBA.

Details emerge in court over alleged fraud at Eastern Livestock Co.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The allegations of fraud made by Fifth Third Bank may prove to be true for the Eastern Livestock Company.

Judge denies early release for former OFU treasurer

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — The former treasurer of the Ohio Farmer’s Union and the wife of Putnam County Sheriff Jim Beutler will not be getting out of prison early. According to the Putnam County Clerk of Courts website, a judge denied early release Dec. 30 for Kathy Beutler, of Columbus Grove, Ohio. Beutler had filed a […]

2010: Year in review: Conklin Farms: Horrific video leads to dairy farm employee conviction

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Conklin Farms: Horrific video leads to diary farm employee conviction MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The man who was seen on an undercover video in May poking cows with pitchforks, hitting them in the head with metal bars and punching young calves pleaded guilty to six charges of animal cruelty Sept. 24 in Marysville Municipal Court. Billy […]

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Marcellus Shale 2010: The year the gas boom came to the region SALEM, Ohio —Before this year, many Ohioans probably had never heard of drilling through the Marcellus Shale fro natural gas. That was then. Now, you can hear people whispering about the prospects, good and bad of the drilling almost everywhere in the Buckeye […]

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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.