Stories by Chris Kick

State fair is educational tool for veterinarians, farm groups

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From butter cows to cows giving birth, there was plenty to see and learn at this year’s state fair.

Ohio State Fair sets six new sale records

Monday, August 9, 2010

With the setting of six new sale records, the sale of champions at the 2010 Ohio State Fair is one to remember. New records were set for the reserve champion market beef, reserve champion market barrow, grand and reserve champion market lambs, and the grand and reserve champion meat chickens. The sale raised $272,500 — […]

Is fish farming for you?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

This checklist was compiled by a regional aquaculture center, to help producers make important decisions before they begin. It goes with our full-length story about fish farming in northeast Ohio. WOOSTER, Ohio — If you’re thinking about going into aquaculture, you’re not alone. A large number of people have expressed interest in what could be […]

Officials still tracking source of bovine TB in Ohio, no new cases

Thursday, August 5, 2010

ANTWERP, Ohio — The investigation continues as to where an Ohio dairy herd that tested positive for bovine tuberculosis may have originated. Positive tests were confirmed in early July on cattle from Oolman Dairy LLC of Paulding County in northwestern Ohio. State Veterinarian Tony Forshey said the whole herd of about 2,2000 head has been […]

Two dead after Central Ohio barn collapse

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ohio storms claim lives, destroy farm property.

Fish farming up close and personal

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Tour features the ins and outs of northeast Ohio aquaculture operations.

Best advice for 4-H’ers: ‘Shows are won at home’

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Oklahoma cattleman Kirk Stierwalt shares talents with Ohio exhibitors.

From pleased to furious, farmers mixed over HSUS/Ohio Ag deal

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Producers and ag groups voice opinions on recent agreement.

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board discusses HSUS/Ag agreement

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Care board expresses intent to consider recommendations in recent agreement.

Carroll County Fair 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Check the sale results from the 2010 Carroll County Fair.

Wayne County ‘Twilight Tour’ features Raygor Farms of Kidron

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Family approach is key to Sprunger dairy farm.

Vilsack discusses some of agriculture’s biggest issues

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Click here to read the main story about the secretary’s visit to northeastern Ohio. WOOSTER, Ohio — During his visit to northeastern Ohio July 19, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spent time addressing farmers’ concerns and some of the biggest issues facing their industry. With near-record market lows the past few years, dairy farming was […]

A farm day for the whole family

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Speakers and vendors turn Holmes County hay field into arena of education, collaboration.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks renewable energy, farm issues in Wooster, Ohio

Monday, July 19, 2010

Agriculture secretary, congressman review projects at OSU-Wooster Campus.

Fair exhibitors should be prepared to discuss what they do, and why

Monday, July 12, 2010

As activism and misinformation mounts, youth should know what to expect.

‘Vomitoxin’ a nasty word for this year’s wheat crop

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Testing wheat necessary to assure safety, and what it can be used for.

Animal abuser, animal rights activist fooled dairy farmer with seemingly good backgrounds

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Charges considered against MFA, filmmaker reportedly participated in abuse, as well.

Conklin Dairy Farm: NO additional charges

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Union County Grand Jury has cleared Gary Conklin, owner of Conklin Farms in Plain City and others, of allegations of animal abuse.

Improvements lead to efficiency at L&R Dairy

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Father-daughter duo use modern buildings and technology to improve their bottom line.

Euthanasia takes center stage at Ohio livestock care meeting

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

There’s a lot to consider when setting standards for euthanasia. The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board reviewed a draft of standards June 29.

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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.