Stories by Chris Kick

Farmers talk about cool growing season

Thursday, September 12, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — Every farmer will have his own opinion of this year’s mild growing season, but there seems to be consensus it was a much better year than last year’s record drought. A look at the U.S. Drought monitor, which measures severity of dryness and drought — shows that Ohio is nearly 100 percent […]

Animal welfare issue: Give consumer what he wants, but he’s often uncertain

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Ohio Livestock Coalition speakers address animal welfare

Ohio Livestock Coalition presents awards

Monday, September 9, 2013

Annual symposium recognizes livestock industry’s best.

Stark County Fair 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Stark County Jr. Fair auctions grossed nearly $730,000. See the results here.

Water quality: What’s being done, what should be done?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As Lake Erie and other Ohio water bodies suffer from algal blooms, the question becomes, what should we do?An easy answer might seem to just stop applying fertilizer — especially fertilizer that contains phosphorus — the primary culprit behind the blooms.

Water quality: The issue and what’s at stake

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If you live and farm anywhere near Ohio’s 312-mile Lake Erie shoreline, you’re most likely familiar with some of the environmental problems the lake faces.

Ohio’s water quality goal? It’s complicated

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

So, how clean should our water be?

If it’s the water in the glass that you’re about to drink, probably as clean and as clear as possible. But in the natural environment, clear water is not always practical, nor is it the ideal.

Portage County Fair 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Portage County Fair sale results.

Ag Progress Days provides a good education

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plenty to learn and try at Ag Progress Days lectures.

Speaking out: Knox County dairyman gladly shares his story

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dairy farmer Ken Ruprecht has farmed in three counties. Today, he goes back to share his story.

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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.