Stories by Chris Kick

Fatally scorched calf has northeast Ohio community speaking out

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Authorities are looking for information regarding abuse to a young calf that left it severely burned and in need of euthanasia.

Drought of 2012 likely to affect herbicide, nutrient carryover into spring

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

LONDON, Ohio — The record-setting drought of 2012 has finally let up for much of Ohio — with steady rain events the last couple weeks. But undoubtedly, the damage is already done and will continue to be a problem the rest of this year and into the first half of 2013. The long-term effects of […]

Climate change and agriculture: What can farmers, policymakers do?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Options include doing nothing, increasing no-till, cover crops, and policy that would encourage limits on emissions and carbon credit trading.

Ohio beef producers to vote on increase for state checkoff

Friday, September 21, 2012

If successful, the beef checkoff in Ohio would increase from $1 to $2. The national checkoff would be unchanged.

Farm bill most likely to expire

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The proposed farm bill was the feature discussion at an opening session of the 50th Ohio Farm Science Review, where a burst of rainy weather stood in stark contrast to the drought that plagued most of this year.

Beef Products Inc. sues ABC News over ‘pink slime’ coverage

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The makers of lean finely textured beef, Beef Products Inc., are suing ABC News for coverage that triggered market loss, the closing of plants and layoff of 700 workers. The complaint seeks $1.2 billion in damages.

Miss America 2009, a dairy farm native, shares life lessons at Ohio’s Wayne Co. Fair

Thursday, September 13, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — Royalty are a common sight at county fairs, as most tap a king and queen every year, and sometimes a prince and princess. But this year, the Wayne County Fair in Wooster, Ohio, went a bit further and invited a national figure — Miss America 2009. Katie (Stam) Irk, of Indianapolis, spent […]

Climate change and agriculture: What’s real and what matters?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Unusual weather the past couple years has renewed interest in climate talks.

Ohio Livestock Coalition keeps emphasis on communication

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Sharing your farm story gets your point across, and ‘takes time away’ from the opposition

Blog: Wayne County is my favorite fair

Monday, September 10, 2012

Check out our video of the OSTPA semi pull winner, and a few of our pictures.


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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.