Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio Farmall collector ‘had good spark’

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The McNaull family tractor collection was sold March 15 at auction, but memories and a special F-12 will live on.

Planting update: spring delayed two-three weeks

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

After this winter’s cold, what will spring weather, field conditions be?

Ohio Beef Expo show results

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

COLUMBUS — Results of the Ohio Beef Expo junior show and showmanship contests include: Senior showmanship 1. Colton Burkett, Ashland County; 2. Hallie Hiser, Greene County; 3. Cameron Alexander, Clinton County; 4. Amber Shoemaker, Stark County; 5. Justin Shonkwiler; 6. Landon Richards, Wood County; 7. Dara Howser, Brown County; 8. Rachel Linder, Stark County; 9. […]

Friends of Ohio Beef Expo honored

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

A Murray Grey breeder and a western supply store owner were named Friend of the Expo March 14-16.

Senators defend popular cheese names

Friday, March 14, 2014

Fifty U.S. Senators sign letter defending common food names against European Union.

Michigan farmer can keep his pigs

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Michigan DNR determines banned traits no longer present.

Portman says gov’t programs should incentivize people to work

Monday, March 10, 2014

Lawmakers talk about ways to get more people working on annual Farm Bureau trip to Washington.

Lawmakers discuss federal tax reform with Ohio Farm Bureau

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Lawmakers discuss major tax code reform introduced by Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich.

OCM explains its dislike of ‘industrial ag,’ trust in HSUS

Friday, March 7, 2014

Members of Organization for Competitive Markets recently made a visit to Ohio, explaining their market vision and alliance with HSUS.

Beef checkoff: OCM, NCBA at ‘opposite ends of the table’

Friday, March 7, 2014

Organization for Competitive Markets visited Ohio Feb. 25, criticizing the beef checkoff and industrial agriculture.

Balance and quality define Gahler Farms Angus

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Ohio’s Young Cattleman of the Year is committed to the Angus breed, and the larger beef industry.

Ohio Farm Bureau overcomes snow, bitter cold in Washington

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Farm Bureau county presidents hear about farm bill implementation, other top issues in D.C.

Ohio water quality bill moving through capitol

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ohio’s nutrient and water quality bill seen as a good defense against federal regulation.

HSUS, OFU members hold meeting to discuss farmer co-ops

Friday, February 28, 2014

Group meets in Ohio to discuss how a co-op could help farmers, especially marketers of grass-fed beef.

Ruffed Grouse Society adds woodcock option

Thursday, February 27, 2014

To an unsuspecting beginner, flushing a grouse or woodcock can be unnerving.

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.

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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.