Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio FFA Convention begins today

Thursday, April 30, 2015

SALEM, Ohio — For the next two days, April 30 and May 1, thousands of FFA members and their parents will travel to the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus, as they “go all out” for the 87th state convention. The event is a culmination of everything members and their advisers have worked for, and it […]

Poultry producers should step up biosecurity

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Avian influenza has not yet been reported locally, but producers should still be prepared.

Opinions vary over pipelines, but most accept they can’t stop them

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pipelines will affect each landowner differently, with a wide range of opinions over their influence.

Pipelines are coming — landowners encouraged to make a ‘scorecard’

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

With multiple gas pipelines being planned, landowners should be prepared and develop a good lease agreement.

West Virginia unitization law still on legislative radar

Friday, April 17, 2015

In West Virginia, lawmakers are split over the forced pooling measure.

Vegan activist settles with Wayne County school district

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A Wayne County school tutor who says he was fired for his vegan views settles in court.

Ohio nutrient law: Answers to some of the top questions

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Now that that the state’s nutrient law is passed, farmers a lot to figure out before it becomes effective.

Ohio State researcher committed to the science of animal health

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Linda Saif grew up around farm animals and developed a lifetime appreciation for their health and wellness.

Ohio’s second captive deer tests positive for wasting disease

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Deer is from the same Holmes County herd as the 2015 case.

Ohio governor signs nutrient bill with ag limitations

Thursday, April 2, 2015

New law will prohibit manure and fertilizer application to frozen and snow-covered ground in the western Lake Erie basin.

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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.