Stories by Chris Kick

Livestock care board holds first meeting of 2012, reviews standards

Friday, March 23, 2012

Care board begins process of reviewing standards, to be sure they’re up to date.

Insects, weeds could be challenges after record-setting mild winter

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The snow and ice nearly skipped us, and that could spell success — or distress — in the fields.

Ohio Beef Expo celebrates 25 years

Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Beef Expo has descended on the Ohio Expo Center with the sights and sounds of a major beef event. It continues through Sunday in Columbus.

Ohio’s ag water quality recommendations ‘officially’ announced

Thursday, March 15, 2012

COLUMBUS — Directors for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and Ohio EPA formally announced their recommendations for water quality improvement during a media conference call March 15. The recommendations follow six months of discussions by Ohio’s ag water quality work group, and a month and a half of preparing the final […]

Ohio Farmers Market Conference highlights benefits of ‘association’

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

COLUMBUS — As the growth in farmers markets continues across the nation, Ohio producers can relish the fact they have a state farmers market association — even multiple associations — looking out for their interests. “One of the best things we can do as market managers is share information,” said Adam Schroeder, president of Ohio […]

Pioneer announces new corn research center in Urbana

Monday, March 12, 2012

PLAIN CITY, Ohio — If you want to know what a product can do for your farm, there’s no better way to find out than to test it locally. That’s part of the philosophy behind a 20,000 square-foot research facility about to be built by Pioneer in Urbana, Ohio. Company officials announced the new facility […]

When applying ag nurtrients, seek and follow advice

Sunday, March 11, 2012

More coverage from the Conservation Tillage & Tech. Conference: Farmers encouraged to team-up with certified crop advisers.

Ohio conservation tillage conference: No-till was ‘a revolution on the land’

Thursday, March 8, 2012

The annual Conservation Tillage & Tech. Conference included a session on the 50-years of no-till farming.

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.


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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.