Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio students benefit from Farm to School

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lunch is more than a meal at River View schools, where students grow some of the servings.

New group calls on dairymen to ‘take charge’

Monday, October 18, 2010

Group hopes to unite nation of dairy producers to gain market control, better pricing.

Hard work, fiscal sense the formula for Horn beef farm

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sons, mother keep farm going after death of proprietor.

Care board hears feedback on veal standards, big decision ahead

Thursday, October 7, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved, rules for veal and other species are up next.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board adopts State’s first standards: euthanasia

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Euthanasia standards approved, will now enter the legal review process.

Stark Farm Bureau honors Tressel for distinguished service

Friday, October 1, 2010

This year’s distinguished service award at the Stark County Farm Bureau annual meeting went to Jim Tressel, a 13-year president of the county’s fair board. Tressel and his wife, Nancy, own and operate a 123-acre farm and specialize in poultry. They have raised more than 2 million broilers in the last 17 years and also […]

Friends, neighbors come by masses to help Amish rebuild tornado damaged barn

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Scroll down to view slide shows. FARMERSTOWN, Ohio — The best way to take in the barn building at Mose Miller’s dairy farm near Farmerstown may have been in silence. Indeed, it was in silence that many watched, Amish and English, standing next to each other, or sitting in chairs at a safe distance. There […]

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.

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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.