Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

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.

Bicentennial Farms in Lawrence County: Neighbors bound by history

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Crystalaire Farm and the Thompson Farm in New Wilmington, Pa. were honored with the designation as a bicentennial farm recently. Read each farm’s story.

Thompson farm purchased in 1805

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. —   A farm with roots 200 years deep clings to what it is and what it was before a road divided it in the 1970s. The Thompson Hill Farm in Lawrence County was recently named a bicentennial farm by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Thompson Hill Farm is nestled on a back […]

Fulkmans keep farming in family

Thursday, March 28, 2013

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Crystalaire Farm is backed by history and full of promise for the future. In fact, the original sheepskin document showing the sale of the farm is framed inside the home of Gary Fulkman. The farm has been in his family for nine generations and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Crystalaire […]

Pennsylvania transportation: Law changes may save farmers grief when moving from farm to farm

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The changes in law will affect the transportation of farm implements and exempt farm trucks, trailers, and multipurpose agricultural vehicles from registration.

GIPSA rules: New Wilmington Livestock Auction fined for shortages in 2009, 2011

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Wilmington Livestock Auction has been suspended for 14 days or until it demonstrates its custodial account shortages and insolvency have been corrected. There’s also a $25,000 civil penalty.

New Wilmington and Skelton have also been assessed a $25,000 civil penalty.

Sutton’s Maple Syrup Custom operation boils from 5,000 taps

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Dick Sutton produces syrup from his own tree taps and that of his customers.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Chesapeake isn’t the only drilling company on permit list

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

All of the permits issued during February in Carroll County were to Chesapeake Exploration LLC. Find out what other counties and drillers were issued permits.

Linder Farm: Ohio Beef Expo helped to build herd, but heart and genetics keep it going

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Stark County cattleman Cliff Linder and his wife, Julie, started out with crossbred cattle 26 years ago, but decided they wanted something more.

West Virginia: Lawsuit claims breach of contract by pooling shale formation under property

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A lawsuit in the Northern Panhandle contends that the driller was able to obtain gas and oil from the property even though the existing lease did not give permission to pool or unitize the Marcellus shale formation.

Volunteers are the key to success of Beef Expo

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Beef Expo will bring beef producers from across Ohio and the country together March 15-17 in Columbus. The Farm and Dairy interviewed Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Executive Director Elizabeth Harsh about what this year’s event has planned. What’s new at this year’s Ohio Beef Expo? The event gets bigger and bigger every […]

New meat science major already gaining interest

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

COLUMBUS — With the change from quarters to semesters at the Ohio State University, students were given the opportunity to major in meat science. Dr. Henry Zerby, the leader in creating the new major, said the conversion to semesters was an opportunity to redesign the curriculum. Zerby said meat science had been a minor, but […]

Graziers do a little fact finding on what it takes to open processing plant

Monday, March 4, 2013

Can meat producers take the next step into processing? It’s not easy.

Coshocton County: Judge: Household production from gas well not enough to continue lease

Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Coshocton County judge has ruled against a 1983 oil and gas lease that was holding property under the extension clause because it was producing enough natural gas for a household.

The Canfield Fair: It’s in the blood

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

After 20 years of service, Kathy Bennett handed in her letter of resignation in January. Now, her daughter, Lisa Toy is taking the seat.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Carroll and Noble counties lead Ohio for permits issued in Jan.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

New this month: The Farm and Dairy was able to obtain permit information for the month of January from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection on permits being issued for Marcellus shale wells.


Agland Co-op: The Ohio River facility: Out of sight and out of mind, but not out of reach

Thursday, February 7, 2013

The Ohio River is a major artery for exporting grain from northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

A reporter’s notebook

Monday, February 4, 2013

Some items that caught the eye of reporter Kristy Foster Seachrist at the Marcellus-Utica Midstream Conference held by Hart Energy. Governor Tom Corbett also spoke at the conference, check out Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania for complete coverage of the conference. Approximately $130 to $210 billion will need to be spent through […]

Shale is bringing jobs and money to Pennsylvania

Monday, February 4, 2013

Now Pennsylvania is an energy leader. The shale boom has created 215,000 jobs in related industries.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Landowners seek court ruling on the legality of holding land

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Two Jefferson County landowners are seeking a summary judgment in U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, on a joint lawsuit they filed last year against the Hess Energy Corporation.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Barnesville couple files lawsuit against Oxford Oil Company

Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Belmont County couple has filed a lawsuit against the Oxford Oil Company after a dispute over the legality of the well and the proposed location.

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