Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio’s ag nutrients bill on way to governor

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bill would require most farmers who apply fertilizer to be state certified.

Beck’s young farm leader program

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

SALEM, Ohio — The Beck’s Young Farm Leader program is a partnership between the Ohio Soybean Association and Beck’s Hybrids that recognizes young farmers who demonstrate hard work, dedication and leadership in their industry. The award is in its second year and recognizes four quarterly recipients each year. From the four, one “farm leader of […]

Marion County soybean grower is a young ag leader

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ryan Rhoades named first-quarter Beck’s Young Farm Leader.

Ohio’s prison farms help inmates experience freedom, responsibility

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Prison farms offer inmates a chance to work — engage with land and animals.

Bigger tractors for now, but robots could reverse trend

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Ag engineering expert says the era of bigger tractors could eventually give way to much smaller, robotic machines.

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

Planting update: spring delayed two-three weeks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After this winter’s cold, what will spring weather, field conditions be?

Ohio Beef Expo show results

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COLUMBUS — Results of the Ohio Beef Expo junior show and showmanship contests include: Senior showmanship 1. Colton Burkett, Ashland County; 2. Hallie Hiser, Greene County; 3. Cameron Alexander, Clinton County; 4. Amber Shoemaker, Stark County; 5. Justin Shonkwiler; 6. Landon Richards, Wood County; 7. Dara Howser, Brown County; 8. Rachel Linder, Stark County; 9. […]

Friends of Ohio Beef Expo honored

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Murray Grey breeder and a western supply store owner were named Friend of the Expo March 14-16.

Senators defend popular cheese names

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fifty U.S. Senators sign letter defending common food names against European Union.

Michigan farmer can keep his pigs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Michigan DNR determines banned traits no longer present.

Portman says gov’t programs should incentivize people to work

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmakers talk about ways to get more people working on annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington.

Lawmakers discuss federal tax reform with Ohio Farm Bureau

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lawmakers discuss major tax code reform introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

OCM explains its dislike of ‘industrial ag,’ trust in HSUS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Members of Organization for Competitive Markets recently made a visit to Ohio, explaining their market vision and alliance with HSUS.

Beef checkoff: OCM, NCBA at ‘opposite ends of the table’

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organization for Competitive Markets visited Ohio Feb. 25, criticizing the beef checkoff and industrial agriculture.

Balance and quality define Gahler Farms Angus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.

Ohio Farm Bureau overcomes snow, bitter cold in Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.

Ohio water quality bill moving through capitol

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

Ruffed Grouse Society adds woodcock option

Thursday, February 27, 2014

To an unsuspecting beginner, flushing a grouse or woodcock can be unnerving.

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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.