Stories by Chris Kick

Severe weather causes widespread flooding, sheep loss at Ohio farm

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Ice, snow and rain have been a catastrophic combination in recent days.

Byers brothers sold on shorthorns

Friday, March 4, 2011

Breed improvement and carcass quality is the focus for this Ashland County beef farm.

Tillage conference draws large crowd, attention to yield

Friday, March 4, 2011

Reaching 300 bushels per acre corn is a major milestone, but with the right factors, it can be done.

Ohio’s veal standard: deal breaker, or board-based decision?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HSUS objects to Ohio care board’s decision on veal standards.

Ohio care board OKs stall confinement for young veal calves

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A close call, but majority says confinement offers benefits for calves 10 weeks and younger.

Rules put Ohio veal industry in jeopardy, some producers say

Friday, February 25, 2011

A petition has been signed by farmers who say they do not plan to be in business, under current proposals.

OLCSB advances dairy, beef, sheep and goat standards

Friday, February 25, 2011

Four more livestock standards available for public comments in Ohio.

Organics and local food reign at OEFFA conference

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Organic producers gather to celebrate another year of success and continue education.

Ice road trucker: Hauling milk is all-weather task

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Reporter spends day learning the basics of milk hauling, especially in bad weather.

OLCSB advances more standards, could reach milestone by spring

Friday, February 11, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board advanced four more sets of rules to public comments through the state’s e-notification system during its regular meeting on Feb. 8. Moving on are the standards for swine, poultry layers, turkey and turkey breeders, and poultry broilers and breeders. Drafts of all four are available for […]

Medina trustees want tougher regs on anhydrous ammonia tanks

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Trustees file complaint against Ohio Department of Agriculture to stop use of 12,000-gallon anhydrous tank; ODA counters suit has no legal standing.

Ohio exotic animal owners await Kasich decision on ban

Friday, February 4, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It could still be a couple weeks before Ohio’s new governor takes a close look at an emergency order signed by former Gov. Ted Strickland, banning ownership and sale of certain “dangerous wild animals.” When he does, feedback from both sides will be abundant. The Ohio Division of Wildlife plans to present […]

Large crowd attends Deere show in Wooster, hears input on 2011 markets

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Grain farmers are well aware that 2010 was a strong harvest, in yield and in price. But will it continue into the new year, and for how long? Those are some of the questions DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom tackled during a presentation at Shearer Equipment’s annual John Deere Day in Wooster, […]

Ohio grazing conference 10 years strong, good mission

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Dairy graziers come by the masses to better their skills, network with other producers.

Produce farmer shares words of wisdom with Ohio growers

Thursday, January 27, 2011

See our report on the food safety portion of the conference here. SANDUSKY, Ohio — When life throws you a bad deal — and it’s sure to happen — you might as well be happy and thankful for what you have. That was part of the message Indiana produce farmer Ed Bell gave at the […]

Ohio-based food safety plan coming together

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Produce safety plan is center stage at annual growers and marketers conference.

‘Affordability is key’ as Ohio weighs new livestock standards

Thursday, January 20, 2011

With animal welfare in mind, board members also must consider demand for food, nutrition.

Grass beats grain at Grim dairy, where farming is seasonal, practical

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Graziers since 1994, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

OLCSB advances more standards, electronic comments to begin Thursday

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The first Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board meeting under new Agriculture Director James Zehringer resulted in several standards advancing along the rule-making process. Most notably, the board approved making its “general considerations” document, and its “disabled livestock” document, available for electronic review and comments, via the state’s eNotification system. Comments can be […]

Ohio farmer, collector adds ‘big rig’ to historical collection

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Unusual collection is sign of faith, hard work and oil well history

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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.