Stories by Chris Kick

OSU grad enters dairy industry by designing, building new facilities

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Paul Keener needed a dairy that was efficient, and in good order, so he built his own.

OEFFA workshops offer wealth of info.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

With more than 100 workshops in two days, there was a lot to see and learn at OEFFA 2014.

Beef bust: Three arrested, hundreds of pounds recovered

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wayne County deputies recover meat, make arrests after posting info. to social media.

FDA will revise produce safety rules, hold additional comment period

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

New food safety rules to be revised and announced by early summer.

New soil test measures soil health

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A combination of tests can now determine the ‘health’ of your soil.

Today’s farmer is no bum — almost heroic

Monday, February 17, 2014

Organic farmer, author and activist shares her experience working with the land at annual OEFFA conference.

Former USDA official urges sustainable farmers to get involved

Monday, February 17, 2014

Former U.S. deputy secretary of agriculture encourages farmers to get involved with government at annual sustainable farming conference.

Breaking: President signs 2014 farm bill

Friday, February 7, 2014

The president has signed the farm bill into law, praising bipartisanship by the House and Senate.

Senate approves farm bill, ag groups react

Friday, February 7, 2014

The U.S. Senate has approved the 2014 farm bill, voting to send it to the president.

Milk hauling accident damages Belmont County home

Friday, February 7, 2014

A milk truck slid down a snow-covered hill, crashing into the house of a Belmont County man.

Farm, food and wildlife groups react to Senate farm bill vote

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

More reactions as the farm bill moves through Congress, now on its way to the president’s desk.

Group of Ohio political leaders react to GOP immigration standards

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ohio Rep. Boose and others praise U.S. Speaker Boehner for the ‘courage’ to take up immigration reform.

Farm bill creates second land-grant university in Ohio

Monday, February 3, 2014

Central State University (Dayton-area) designated a land grant school, according to 1890 provisions.

Fiber ‘and’ digestibility critical to dairy grazing

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Dairy graziers need a well-balanced pasture to be successful.

The 2014 farm bill brings dairy policy change

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 2014 farm bill has yet to be approved by the Senate, but big changes to the dairy provisions are almost certain.

Two sides to every border

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Immigrant labor is important to farmers. Chris Kick spoke with immigrants who do farm labor, and the farmers who employ them. Read Farm and Dairy’s special feature to get a better understanding of how the two sides rely on one another. There’s always two sides to a border, and two sides to a story…

Young farmers share knowledge at Ohio dairy grazing conference

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

At the North Central Ohio Dairy Grazing Conference Jan. 23 in Dalton, four young dairy farmers in their 20s and 30s talked about what it takes to get started and get established in farming.

New plan to certify Ohio produce could soon be approved

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Ohio Produce Marketing Agreement being reviewed by Ohio Department of Agriculture.

Breaking: Ohio Senate passes ag nutrients bill

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ohio’s ag nutrients and water quaity bill is passed by the Senate.

Efficiency, good rations define Ohio’s Commercial Cattlemen of the Year

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Watts Farms in Licking County named Commercial Cattlemen of the Year.

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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.