Stories by Chris Kick

Year-round farmers markets growing in popularity, number

Saturday, June 23, 2012

U.S. Department of Agriculture shows Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York are in the top states for year-round markets.

Heimerl Farms is a multi-faceted family operation

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Heimerl Farms raises livestock and crops, makes own feed and handles trucking.

Heimerl Farms: Some history

Thursday, June 21, 2012

JOHNSTOWN, Ohio — It’s taken a few years for Heimerl Farms to get where it is today. The farm was started about 1950 when Don and Marjorie Heimerl began raising beef cattle as a second job to his construction business. The elder Heimerls raised about 60 head of purebred Herefords. Their son, Jim, took livestock […]

Goat meat is in high demand

Friday, June 15, 2012

This is a sidebar to our main feature on meat goats. Click here for that article. WOOSTER, Ohio — Meat goat producers like Marty Overholt and Tom Brewer of Glenmont — and hundreds of other Ohio producers are enjoying a good demand for their product while supplies remain low. According to the U.S. Department of […]

Overholts, Brewers focused on goats, and market opportunity

Friday, June 15, 2012

Almost neighbors, two Ohio goat producers are capitalizing on a strong market and an animal that is practical to raise.

Tea Hills Farms is ‘out on the range’

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Ashland County farm champions pasture-raised livestock and gourmet poultry patties

Humphrey Farm still popping in Huron County, and across Ohio

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The Stackhouse family has been managing the farm Humphrey Co. popcorn farm for more than 80 years.

Kasich signs Ohio’s ‘dangerous wild animal bill,’ creating new restrictions

Friday, June 8, 2012

Law seeks to regulate private ownership of exotic animals and protect public and animal security.

U.S. Senate introduces egg housing legislation backed by HSUS/UEP

Monday, June 4, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., introduced legislation May 24 designed to increase the cage space given to egg-laying hens. The bill, Senate Bill 3239, is being called the Egg Products Inspection Act Amendments of 2012, and mirrors a bill introduced in January by the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation would essentially […]

McDonald’s, Kroger pledge to buy only crate-free pork

Monday, June 4, 2012

Decisions spurs mixed reaction among farm organizations.

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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.