Stories by Chris Kick

Niese Brothers grain farm grows with new tech, good sense

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Big-scale farming has family appeal for Ohio family.

Knox County couple builds savory business from raspberries, Brussels sprouts

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Growing berries was something they always wanted to do, but was very new to them.

Grandin visits Ohio beef farm, shares handling expertise

Friday, June 10, 2011

How to handle livestock? Calm down, stop yelling and remove distractions.

Hi-Q Egg permit denied, company not building

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new egg production company will not be coming to Ohio after all, officials determined last week. Hi-Q Egg Products, which had applied for a permit to install and operate a hen facility in Union County, was denied on the basis the application was not complete. The application was missing local documentation […]

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.

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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.