Stories by Chris Kick

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 […]

Kirkwood Farm weaves sheep and wool into successful business

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sheep and wool store go hand in hand for Wayne County couple.

Ohio farmers battle sedimentation, nutrient runoff in creative ways

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Farmers stepping up conservation efforts, in light of new algal blooms in Lake Erie watershed.

Ohio dairy association reviews its work, issues facing farmers

Monday, November 14, 2011

ODPA holds annual fall meeting in Canal Fulton, tours Clardale Farms.

Is your mineral lease outdated or ‘inadequate?’ There may be options

Thursday, November 10, 2011

At least know where you stand and what’s available, experts advise.


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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.