Stories by Chris Kick

Success one ‘clip’ at a time

Thursday, September 1, 2011

With a lifelong career in sheep shearing, Bob Taylor, and now his son, Justin, preserve a bit of history.

Ohio livestock producers learn new standards in Wooster

Thursday, September 1, 2011

With new standards a month from their effective date, producers learning what they mean and how they apply.

PAAR spells new plant, animal research for OARDC

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Highly secure building means new research opportunity for Ohio State.

Portage County Fair results

Monday, August 29, 2011

Check out the sale results from this year’s Portage County Fair.

WW II veterans share, reflect at Wings of Freedom event

Thursday, August 25, 2011

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — No one knows World War II like the men and women who lived it. For a few hours Aug. 12-13, organizers of a military aviation museum in North Canton brought together some WWII veterans for a special day to reflect, remember and educate about the things they saw first hand. Kim […]

Ohio: Licking County barn fires ruled arson

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fire marshal’s office says arson is the cause. Hope may lie in evidence secured from video security camera.

USDA livestock traceability proposal open for public comment

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place. Under the rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied […]

Ohio State Fair 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Check out the sale results of the 2011 Ohio State Fair. New records were set, including grand champion steer: $85,000.

Medina County Fair 2011 sale results

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Reported By Chris Kick ckick@farmanddairy.com Scroll down for a slide show. Medina County Fair Aug. 5-6, 2011 Total Lots: STEERS Number of Market Lots: 46 Average: $1.73/pound Grand champion: Brad Terry Bid:$3.25/pound Weight: 1,310 pounds Buyer: T.L. Keller Meats Reserve champion: Sarah Packard Bid: $3.20/pound Weight: 1,384 pounds Buyer: Simmons Bros. Construction HOGS Number of […]

Hershey caps 4-H career with horses as world pinto champ.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s always nice to end your 4-H career on a high note, and one equine exhibitor from Ohio’s Wayne County has certainly done so. Andrea Hershey, 18, achieved her highest honor in June at the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, Okla. The Wooster resident won world champion with her pinto horse named […]

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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.