Stories by Chris Kick

Sustainable agriculture: A degree of opportunity

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Degrees in sustainable agriculture are meeting a new demand at two area colleges.

Federal sequester could slow meat processing

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

USDA chief warns that a furlough of meat inspectors could be costly to the industry and consumers.

Northeast Ohio dairy conference challenges producers to increase milk quality

Friday, February 22, 2013

Annual conference offers advice on improving cow health, reducing somatic cell count.

FFA taught Brock Goodman ‘the stuff you use every day’

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ag education lessons have paid off for Morrow County young farmer and entrepreneur.

Coshocton County: A young farmer makes the calls at Young Farms

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Ben Young, 24, is following in his grandparents’ footsteps.

Pa. preserves more farmland

Thursday, February 21, 2013

HARRISBURG —Pennsylvania’s Agricultural Land Preservation Board recently safeguarded 1,445 additional acres on 21 farms through the state’s nationally renowned farmland preservation program. The board preserved farms in 10 counties. They are Armstrong, Beaver, Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Northampton, Westmoreland and York counties. Since the program began in 1988, state, county and local governments have […]

A ‘climate’ of ecological farmers meet in Granville

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

OEFFA members and supporters pack Granville schools for 34th conference

Animal ID at a glance (list)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Animal ID at a glance: (Click here to see main story) Beef cattle under 18 months of age, unless they are moved interstate for shows, exhibits, rodeos or recreational events, are exempt from the official identification requirement in this rule. The specific traceability requirements for this group will be addressed in a separate rulemaking process. […]

New animal ID rule becomes effective March 11

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new rule on interstate livestock traceability will become effective March 11. USDA finalized the new rule Dec. 20. It requires general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock and poultry moving between states. Enforcement is expected to begin six to 12 months after the rule becomes […]

Fire destroys Wayne County barn, cattle and equipment

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The barn and its contents were mostly lost.

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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.