Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio cattlemen’s roundup spotlights cows, research, hot topics and hot air

Monday, August 20, 2012

Drought and legislative policy highlight discussions at annual event.

Time running out for farm bill, amid record drought, uncertainty

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

House members say disaster package is only temporary, still planning to approve a five-year farm bill.

Mast wins Ohio bid call junior division, keeping young business on track

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Click here to read about the senior winner. KIDRON, Ohio — He’s just getting started, but Real Estate Showcase Auctioneer James Mast is on a good path. Mast, who lives between Kidron and Orrville in Wayne County, won the junior bid call contest July 30 at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. He’s finishing his […]

Ohio reports more cases of swine flu, but officials say not unexpected

Thursday, August 9, 2012

COLUMBUS — The number of cases of human influenza related to swine in Ohio grew to 30 on Aug. 8, following an announcement from the Ohio Department of Health. The strand of influenza, H3N2v, was first confirmed from individuals exposed to swine at the Butler County Fair in late July. To date, 16 cases have […]

Ashtabula County farmer killed in accident, remembered for activism

Thursday, August 9, 2012

ROME TWP., Ohio — An Ashtabula County dairy farmer and activist was killed in a tragic farm accident Tuesday afternoon at his farm. Bryan Wolfe, 55, was mowing hay between 1:30-2 p.m. when he apparently became entrapped inside the haybine, said his wife, Diana Wolfe. She said her husband had some broken blades on the […]

Ohio State Fair auction sets seven new records

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Check out the results from the 2012 sale of champions.

Andrews wins Ohio bidding contest

Monday, August 6, 2012

Auctioneer Seth Andrews won the Ohio State Fair bidding contest. He is the fifth generation from his family to be an auctioneer.

Johnson show lambs: From grazing pasture grass, to the winner’s circle

Friday, August 3, 2012

Family’s show lamb business has grown into a well-recognized name.

Drought 2012: Some farmers could be better off than expected, but not all

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

USDA estimates 73 percent of the nation’s domestic cattle are within an area of drought.

Summit County Fair sale 2012

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Check out the sale results from the 2012 Summit County Fair.

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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.