Posts tagged "Kristy Foster"

Five lessons learned from my visits to farms

I was thinking about some of the things I've learned while visiting farms since joining the Farm and Dairy. Some lessons have warmed my heart, made me cry and others have just made me laugh.

County fair season is upon us!

Fair season is beginning, what keeps you entertained during the event? Let me know in the comments!

Does 4-H desensitize kids? I think not.

I received an interesting e-mail with the subject: "Is 4-H desensitizing our youth? And of course, this triggered my desire to open that e-mail. Or should I say, my "What are you people talking about? response kicked in.

Sometimes you just can’t get it out of your blood

There are some things you just can't get out of your system, journalism and farming may be two of them.

Another week of farmers’ patience needed

It seems like this year, the weather is just fighting against most farmers.

It could be worse…

We can complain about the weather here but it's almost guaranteed, someone has got it worse somewhere else.

Don’t say the W word to a farmer


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Have you talked to a farmer in the Farm and Dairy reading area? Oh, how I pity you! I’m not going to lie, they are getting kind of crabby and it shows. They are just waiting for the day when it’s dry enough to get into those fields. Mention planting and they get a look...

Gov. Kasich tours Mac Trailer during stop in Salem

It’s not every day the governor comes to town. And it’s not very often that one appears in Salem, Ohio.

Farms of a different color

I recently visited a farm in Hancock County, West Virginia, for a story I’m working on and it got me thinking. Each farm is different and each has its own purpose.

Grain bin entrapment: Not for the weak of heart

I have experienced a lot of things because of my chosen occupation. I do not regret any of them. (But I have given my mom some gray hair over some of my choices!) However, one that will stand out forever came April 2 — I was the victim in a mock grain bin entrapment.

Supplying the world with food

Talking to as many farmers as I do on a regular basis, one thing I can say is that I have not come across one who is not proud to be feeding the world.

Enjoy great cattle? Don’t miss Ohio Beef Expo

I have to say, the Ohio Beef Expo is an experience! I thought when I got the assignment, it would be some cattle and some cowboys in Wrangler jeans. I found out it was much more than that! First of all, I have to tell you I really enjoyed the show.