Stories by Chris Kick

RyzUp offers cool season relief for growing cover crops, pastures

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Left side, no Ryzyup. Right side, with Ryzup. DANVILLE, Ohio — A group of farmers and seed consultants from across Ohio got a close look at the benefits of cover crops and a new plant growth regulator, RyzUp, during a field plot tour Dec. 1 in Holmes and Ashland counties. Bill Haddad, a local no-till […]

Deer donation programs hit the spot for the needy

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

In a challenging economy, farmers and hunters continue to donate deer meat.

Grain forecast: corn prices susceptible, beans a bit more stable

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Early-bird grain forecast shows markets could drop by this time next year.

Ohio grain symposium addresses water quality, farm bill

Friday, December 16, 2011

Corn, soybean and wheat growers gather in Wilmington to hear market trends and issues.

NRCS revises nutrient management standard

Thursday, December 15, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Natural Resources Conservation Service is revising its nutrient standards to help improve nutrient management on farms across the country. NRCS Chief Dave White briefed reporters on the change during a Dec. 13 conference call. The national standard — known as the Nutrient Management Conservation Practice Standard — will see more emphasis […]

Ohio sheep producers target nutrition to meet world demand

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Ohio Sheep Improvement Association held its annual meeting Dec. 10 at the ATI, where nutrition and sheep numbers were the focus for all ages.

Lorain Co. 4-H’ers good deed benefits women and children shelter

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

(Note: The headline on this article was changed to correct an original typographic error.) OBERLIN, Ohio — A freshman at Firelands High School is helping a local women and children’s shelter in a big way. Demi Dovin, 14, donated $1,000 to Genesis House in November, from the two 4-H steers she sold at the Lorain […]

Ohio’s water quality work group finishing state recommendations

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ohio EPA, ODNR and the ag department are nearing the completion of recommendations for controlling agriculture’s share of water quality issues.

Ohio court orders state to compensate owners for ‘taking’ land

Friday, December 2, 2011

Supreme Court says ODNR is liable for flooding, directs department to begin appropriations process.

Names confirmed in Craigslist farm ad shooting

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

With updates. Last updated Nov. 23, 3:51 CALDWELL, Ohio — A Summit County juvenile and a 52-year-old man are being held in connection to the Craigslist murder in Ohio’s Noble County. Brogan W. Rafferty, 16, of Stow, is charged in Noble County Court of Common Pleas Court for aggravated murder and attempted murder. The second […]


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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.