Stories by Chris Kick

‘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.

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.


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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.