Stories by Chris Kick

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.

Breaking news: Gregg pleads guilty to animal cruelty at Conklin Dairy

Friday, September 24, 2010

Ohio dairy cow abuser pleads guilty, sentenced for his actions.

Ohio governor, other officials survey tornado damage at OARDC

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Two slide shows of state and national officials assessing the tornado damage.

Ohio tornado strikes farms in Holmes County, ruins buildings

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Amish neighbors turn out by the masses to help after one of several Ohio tornadoes hits Holmes County.

Breaking News: Major damage at Wooster OARDC Campus, some say tornado

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Possible tornado causes destruction at Ohio State University’s OARDC Wooster campus.

Farmer beware, some things to consider when hiring farm workers

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Farmers should consider some basic points when hiring new employees, welcoming visitors.

Medina County dairyman dies from accident, remembered by many

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Editor’s Note: For the obituary, click here. SPENCER TWP., Ohio — Friends and family have fond memories of a Medina County dairy farmer who died Sept. 9 from injuries he sustained in a crash last Wednesday night along Bursley Road, west of Firestone Road. Keith Wetmore, 54, of Spencer Township, was struck by a car […]

‘Live from the barn,’ one Wayne County 4-H club using Web to spread the word

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Editor’s Note: See bottom for slide show. WOOSTER, Ohio — This week and perhaps beyond, one Wayne County 4-H Club is using the social tools of the Internet to share its message. Blue Ribbon Dairy — a club of about a dozen members who exhibit dairy projects, is using its own Internet blog to share […]

Ohio, other states bringing in good apple crop after favorable growing season

Friday, September 10, 2010

Two back-to-back high yield seasons for apple growers.

Livestock board hopes to vote in October, still reviewing comments, information

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ohio care board continues to finalize draft of euthanasia standards for livestock.

Media releases regarding undercover video of Buckeye Veal

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The following two news releases were made available to media concerning the footage taken at Buckeye Veal in Wayne County, Ohio. They are believed to be the first official releases, and are mostly unedited. UNDERCOVER VIDEO EXPOSES CRUELTY TO BABY CALVES ON OHIO VEAL FARM Animal Rights Organization Urges Livestock Board to Immediately Phase-out Cruel […]

Ohio dairy farmers tell senator they need transparency, predictability

Friday, September 3, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Dairy farmers from some of the top dairy producing counties in Ohio had a chance to air concerns with one of the state’s highest elected officials on Sept. 1. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) heard from dairymen in Wayne, Holmes and Geauga counties at a roundtable conference held at the Shisler Center […]

Ohio dairy farmer wins national honor

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ohio Holstein breeder Bill Ramsey will receive Dairy Shrine breeder award at World Dairy Expo.

Pink tractor is Lorain County girl’s tribute to her father

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not all John Deere tractors are painted green and yellow, and not all are this special.

Poultry growers should give trade some forethought

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

This list goes with a full feature on backyard poultry, accessible here. There are many reasons to raise your own backyard poultry, but before you fill your lawn with birds or any other livestock, here are some very basic considerations: 1. Are you allowed to keep poultry at your residence? You may need to check […]

Backyard poultry is a hatching trend; growers say it’s educational, nutritional, peaceful

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

With a little planning, backyard poultry can be rewarding experience.

Bob Barker, MFA call for action against veal and dairy farming

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Editor’s Note: Here is a link to the two initial news releases that are incorporated into this article. One is from MFA, the other from Buckeye Veal. APPLE CREEK, Ohio — The television game show host who thousands of American farmers spent hours glued to over the past few decades will today call for a […]

Pacelle pledges support for Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board, Buckeye ag agreeement

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Humane Society of the United States CEO Wayne Pacelle told board members he upholds the ballot decision Ohioans approved last fall…

Record yields for some states, commodities, not so for others

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

National crop forecast predicts largest soybean and corn yields on record.

Electronic dairy price reporting passes House and Senate Committees

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dairy groups say electronic reporting will ensure timely, more accurate reports.

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