Stories by Chris Kick

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.

Former USDA official urges sustainable farmers to get involved

Monday, February 17, 2014

Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.

Breaking: President signs 2014 farm bill

Friday, February 7, 2014

The president has signed the farm bill into law, praising bipartisanship by the House and Senate.

Senate approves farm bill, ag groups react

Friday, February 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate has approved the 2014 farm bill, voting to send it to the president.

Milk hauling accident damages Belmont County home

Friday, February 7, 2014

A milk truck slid down a snow-covered hill, crashing into the house of a Belmont County man.

Farm, food and wildlife groups react to Senate farm bill vote

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More reactions as the farm bill moves through Congress, now on its way to the president’s desk.

Group of Ohio political leaders react to GOP immigration standards

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ohio Rep. Boose and others praise U.S. Speaker Boehner for the ‘courage’ to take up immigration reform.

Farm bill creates second land-grant university in Ohio

Monday, February 3, 2014

Central State University (Dayton-area) designated a land grant school, according to 1890 provisions.

Fiber ‘and’ digestibility critical to dairy grazing

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dairy graziers need a well-balanced pasture to be successful.

The 2014 farm bill brings dairy policy change

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2014 farm bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, but big changes to the dairy provisions are almost certain.

Two sides to every border

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Immigrant labor is important to farmers. Chris Kick spoke with immigrants who do farm labor, and the farmers who employ them. Read Farm and Dairy’s special feature to get a better understanding of how the two sides rely on one another. There’s always two sides to a border, and two sides to a story…

Young farmers share knowledge at Ohio dairy grazing conference

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At the North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference Jan. 23 in Dalton, four young dairy farmers in their 20s and 30s talked about what it takes to get started and get established in farming.

New plan to certify Ohio produce could soon be approved

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement being reviewed by Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Breaking: Ohio Senate passes ag nutrients bill

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ohio’s ag nutrients and water quaity bill is passed by the Senate.

Efficiency, good rations define Ohio’s Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Watts Farms in Licking County named Commercial Cattlemen of the Year.

American Farm Bureau approves strategic plan for 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The board-approved plan includes focusing the organization’s attention on key issues.

Ohio produce growers’ congress: Know your customer, adjust to his behavior

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The OPGMA produce congress is underway and continues through Jan. 22 in Sandusky.

Farm bill 2014: National Milk says Dairy Security Act dead, looking at other options

Monday, January 20, 2014

The National Milk Producers Federation had worked on the DSA for four years, but now says the full House will not consider the act.

Fire destroys Ag Nation facility, home of owners

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Volunteers turn out to help long-time ag supply business, following tragic fire.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

Following tile and pipe rules makes for ‘one less thing’

Thursday, January 9, 2014

By DAN KRAMER Forrest Gump was a great movie. At least that’s my opinion. I’ve had people tell me it wasn’t something they enjoyed because it was kind of quirky and just odd. One example was Forrest rambling on about, well, everything. The entire movie takes place as a story Forrest is telling various people […]

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