Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio produce growers and marketers urged to join food safety program

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you want to market produce in the future, you will “need” to be part of a trusted food safety certification program, officials say.

Farm orgs. ablaze over apparent animal rights arson

Friday, January 13, 2012

COALINGA, Calif. — Farm organizations across the country are condemning what appears to be an animal rights-led act of arson against Harris Ranch, located in Coalinga, Calif. An organization called Animal Liberation Front forwarded an anonymous email in which unnamed animal rights activists take credit for fires set to 14 cattle trucks Jan. 8. The […]

Lewandowski joins OSU Extension Wayne County

Friday, January 6, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new member has joined the staff of the Ohio State University Extension in Wayne County. Rory Lewandowski, formerly an extension educator for Athens County, joined Wayne County as extension educator for agriculture and natural resources on Jan. 3. He is no stranger to agriculture, having grown up on his family’s Minnesota […]

Top farm stories of 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A year-in-review look at 10 of the biggest farm issues we covered in 2011.

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.

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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.