Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

USDA research center in Coshocton may close next fall due to budgets

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dr. Martin Shipitalo, USDA/ARS (Coshocton, OH) presented his research with earthworms and conservation tillage effects at the Tri-State Tillage Conference this past February.

Supplying the world with food, one Wayne County farm at a time

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

RITTMAN, Ohio — Here is a want ad you don’t see very often. Wanted: Farmers with a few acres available and agribusinesses who want to give to those in need. That’s exactly what a group in Wayne County is trying to do. Spare acres for food The group, led by Steward Newcomer, a crop consultant […]

Apple Shamrock Dairy Farms: Crawford Co. dairy takes time to share agriculture’s story

Thursday, March 24, 2011

TOWNVILLE, Pa. — Rob, Christine and Josh Waddell tell visitors to their farm, the barns don’t smell bad, they smell like money. That’s because the smell is like recycling, they say. The smell is the manure, which is used to fertilize the soil, which will help grow grain and hay, which will be used to […]

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.


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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