Stories by Chris Kick

Seed companies working on a prescription for each field

Thursday, September 18, 2014

With new data and modern technology, seed companies can now prescribe the best seeds directly to your farm.

Farm Science Review opens with farm bill commodity discussion

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The 2014 Farm Science Review is underway, with new terms and technologies on display.

Ohio farmers encouraged to practice ‘quality’ no-till

Sunday, September 14, 2014

No-till field day highlights the many benefits of ‘quality’ no-till.

Custom farming rates going up, but so are the costs

Friday, September 12, 2014

Planting, tillage and harvesting all show significant price increases, according to Ohio State’s biennial custom farming survey.

Ohio fertilizer rule about education, awareness

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Farmers say new certification to apply fertilizer will be a way of continuing their education, and helping protect resources.

Ohio farmers engage in on-farm nutrient research

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Northwestern Ohio farmers aren’t waiting to tackle the issue of water quality.

Sign-up begins for Dairy Margin Protection Program

Friday, August 29, 2014

Secretary Vilsack says program acts as a form of insurance for dairy producers.

Indian Run Farms runs on perseverance

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Elliott family keeps it simple in Knox County, but productive.

Portage County Fair auction 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Portage County Fair held another successful auctions, with several new records.

Lake Erie: challenges ahead, but progress being made

Monday, August 25, 2014

OSU holds science writers workshop to update media about issues facing Lake Erie.

NOAA says Lake Erie algae forecast unchanged

Monday, August 25, 2014

NOAA scientist gives late-summer update on algae forecast.

Retiring Ohio Holstein editor helped ‘bridge the gap’

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ohio Holstein magazine editor retiring after accomplished career.

Manure Science Review encourages Ohio farmers to get technical

Friday, August 15, 2014

Ohio’s Manure Science Review breaks down the science of livestock waste application.

History is airborne at Moore family farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Moore family has a long history in crop production, and a more recent interest in aviation.

Twenty minutes with organic grain farmer Dean McIlvaine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Growing organic grain is a challenge, especially across 850 acres.

Toledo water ban draws attention to algae, and city’s water treatment plant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.

Free solar program in Medina County

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Solar program in Medina County will discuss how solar can work on your farm.

History and preservation matter at Schumaker Farms

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week, as part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we start a 10-week series profiling some of the region’s farms that have been in the same family for 200 or more years.

Pennsylvania man about to complete cross-country antique tractor trip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.

Ohio State Fair sale results 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

This was another record-setting year at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions. Check out the results and the pictures.

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About Chris

Chris Kick lives in Wooster, Ohio. An American FFA Degree recipient, he holds a bachelor’s in creative writing from Ashland University. He spends his free time on his grandparents’ farms in Wayne and Holmes counties.