Stories by Kristy Foster Seachrist

Region’s oil and gas drilling activity slows, as oil prices stay low

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Shale permits plummet in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Tuscarawas County Fair 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

History was made at the Tuscaraws County Fair Sept. 24 when the first grand champion and reserve champion dairy steers were sold.

2015 Farm Science Review Live Coverage

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Farm Science Review of 2015 has started. Let Farm and Dairy give you a glimpse of what is happening at the event.

Meadow Grove Farm: For Dan Hartzell, it’s not just family history, it’s a way of life

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Hartzell family broke ground for an addition to the freestall barn last fall and wrapped up construction this spring. The goal is to increase the herd to 300 Holsteins.

Cover crops may hold benefits: Veteran Columbiana County farmer likes what he sees

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

A group of 25 area farmers were hosted at the Jim Skeels farm in Lisbon Sept. 17 during a meeting of the Crop Production Partners.

Five weather apps for your mobile device

Friday, September 18, 2015

The Farm and Dairy staff examines five weather apps for your mobile device.

Soil Health Partnership: Five-year project to determine if changes are worth the cost

Friday, September 11, 2015

The soil is very important to a farm sustaining itself and to understand how the soil can be improved, The Soil Health Partnership is being created.

Marcellus and Utica shale: Possibly biggest play in US?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Utica was initially billed to be an oil play comparable to the Eagle Ford, however that has proven to be wrong.

Utica and Marcellus shale: Activity continues to slow in Ohio, Pa., W.Va.

Friday, September 11, 2015

The ODNR has issued 1,996 permits for horizontal drilling in the Utica shale in Ohio since the state started issuing permits.

O Be Joyful Farm: Key to longevity is keeping it simple

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The O Be Joyful Farm features a herd of Jersey, Holsteins, Ayrshires and even some Shorthorn cattle.


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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