Stories by Chris Kick

Houk is new OSU Extension director in Columbiana County

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

LISBON, Ohio — Katie Houk, the Ohio State University Extension’s newest educator and director in Columbiana County, will be a busy person the next several months. Houk, who previously served as 4-H program assistant in Mahoning County, took over full duties with Columbiana County March 1. She is the office’s only staff person and will […]

Cargill’s Wooster plant is named ‘feed mill of the year’

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Efficiency, innovation and employee engagement help mill win top honor.

Kasich staff reviewing Ohio’s ag nutrient management plan

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Water quality recommendations being reviewed by Kasich policy staff.

Dairy farmers hear ‘truth’ about agriculture at Tusc. County meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2012

When used according to the label, drug residue can be prevented.

OEFFA conference champions ‘slow money,’ keeping food and cash local

Monday, February 20, 2012

Conference draws another sellout crowd — more than 1,000 attend.

Changes to Ohio’s definition of “agriculture” could benefit bio-energy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bio-energy from anaerobic digesters could be “agriculture in nature” if at least 50 percent of feedstock used to produce the fuel came from the same property.

Bill could help PA landowners clarify mineral rights ownership

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania landowners struggling to gain ownership over their subsurface mineral, oil and gas rights could see some relief from a bill moving through the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Senate Bill 1324 would amend the Action to Quiet Title law in the state, providing for a ‘rebuttable presumption’ that mineral, oil and […]

‘Diversified agriculture’ keeps Hawk family in business

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ohio’s master shepherd winner started in turkeys, now raises three types of livestock.

Ag marketer shares 10 steps to help you reach ‘the Top Third’

Thursday, February 2, 2012

OBERLIN, Ohio — He may not get you the top prices for the year, but a Chicago-based ag marketer and experienced commodities trader promises to do what he can to get you in the top third. Mark Gold, president of Top Third Ag Marketing, spent the evening of Jan. 30 giving farmers advice on how […]

Mending the mines: Striking a balance, making a difference

Thursday, February 2, 2012

With more funding to work with, Ohio officials expect big year for mine reclamation.

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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.