Stories by Chris Kick

New swine facility ups efficiency, meets welfare standards

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Myron and Neil Ramseyer hope their new swine barn does two things: provide more efficient use of space and satisfy the concerns of animal rights activists.

Risk management tools especially valuable this year

Friday, May 27, 2011

For the main story on the state meeting, click here. REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — This could be one of the years when farm support programs are most needed, and the reason for making them available, most clear. At the May 26 meeting, several farmers addressed the variables that make their business especially vulnerable, with weather at […]

Ohio ag officials discuss worst growing season to date

Thursday, May 26, 2011

“We all know that we’re in very unusual conditions, but I just want to stress that they are extremely unusual conditions …”

Project helps ATI students ‘agvocate’ their story

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Key speakers give message on becoming better advocates for agriculture.

Ohio farmers pledge to help the South

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

VAN WERT, Ohio — A group of farmers from northwest Ohio know all too well the devastation a tornado can bring, especially to the farm. In November of 2002, a deadly tornado swept through Van Wert, Paulding and Putnam counties. Nearly 10 years later, those same farmers are planning to “pay it forward” for those […]

Widespread rain affecting everyone, but could break by weekend

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

More of the same, but hope is on the horizon.

Ohio FFA seeks ‘infinite potential’ at state convention

Friday, May 6, 2011

State convention focuses on life achievements, awards and accomplishments.

Fuel prices costing farmers, too

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Fewer trips and better equipment can help farmers save.

Weather forecast: More of the same in Ohio, Pa.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To read more about how the weather is affecting farmers, click here. WOOSTER, Ohio — Blame the weatherman, La Nina, Mother Nature or whatever you choose. The result is still the same: Rain, rain and more rain. Ohio State University professor and state climatologist Jeffrey Rogers told Farm and Dairy in late April that 11 […]

‘A new look’ at Ohio State’s Agriculture Research and Development Center

Thursday, April 28, 2011

A half-year later, tornado-stricken campus is growing new life and hope.

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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.