Stories by Chris Kick

USDA official inspects OARDC storm damage, recovery continues

Friday, October 29, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — Officials continue to clean, assess and rebuild at Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center in Wooster, Ohio, more than 40 days after an EF-2 tornado caused extensive damage. On Oct. 28, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan toured the grounds of the campus, alongside U.S. Rep. John Boccieri, […]

Vilsack, Boggs talk Ohio food policy in Columbus

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Say all of agriculture is important, but local foods the focus of this discussion.

OLCSB subcommittee, animal rights activists at odds over veal housing

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board will need to decide from differing recommendations.

Early start leads to near-perfect harvest

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

WOOSTER, Ohio — A dry harvest season. High yields. Commodity prices rising. Three things that sound good for corn and soybean growers in Ohio and Pennsylvania. After a wet harvest last fall that caused issues with mold and prevented farmers from entering the fields on time, this year’s harvest is turning out totally different.

Renting maple trees? Some say ‘sweet’ deal

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scroll down for slide show. SALEM, Ohio — You don’t have to own your own boiler house, or even your own buckets and taps to enjoy the bounty of Ohio’s maple syrup. Growing interest in this savory topping, and in preserving the maple tree, has woodlot owners pursuing creative ways to offer their own trees […]

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board approves civil penalties

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

With euthanasia standards approved Oct. 5, civil penalties came next.

Schools and their Farm to School projects

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Editor’s Note: This is a list of the initial grant recipients in the Farm to School program. Click here for a highlight of the program and a visit by Ohio’s Agriculture Director Robert Boggs. Five Ohio schools were awarded $2,000 grants through the Ohio Farm to School Initiative. The recipients are Carrollton Extempted Village School […]

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 […]


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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.