Stories by Chris Kick

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.

American Farm Bureau approves strategic plan for 2014

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The board-approved plan includes focusing the organization’s attention on key issues.

Ohio produce growers’ congress: Know your customer, adjust to his behavior

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The OPGMA produce congress is underway and continues through Jan. 22 in Sandusky.

Farm bill 2014: National Milk says Dairy Security Act dead, looking at other options

Monday, January 20, 2014

The National Milk Producers Federation had worked on the DSA for four years, but now says the full House will not consider the act.

Fire destroys Ag Nation facility, home of owners

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Volunteers turn out to help long-time ag supply business, following tragic fire.

Several tips for cooking venison

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Venison steaks? Venison burgers? Venison roasts? Chris Kick shares some tips on how to cook this year’s bounty.

Following tile and pipe rules makes for ‘one less thing’

Thursday, January 9, 2014

By DAN KRAMER Forrest Gump was a great movie. At least that’s my opinion. I’ve had people tell me it wasn’t something they enjoyed because it was kind of quirky and just odd. One example was Forrest rambling on about, well, everything. The entire movie takes place as a story Forrest is telling various people […]

Mount Vernon livestock auction moves location

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Knox County livestock auction relocates, offers same basic services.

Ag outlook: 2014 will bring challenges to crop production

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New year will bring challenges for crop farmers, opportunities for dairy and livestock.

Dairy markets favorable for start of new year

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Profit margins, feed costs look better heading into 2014

Walmart, Cargill and BIO discuss ‘sustainability’ at Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium

Thursday, December 19, 2013

There are many definitions for what it means to be “sustainable,” but there are some commonalities.

Ohio corn, bean farmers back RFS at grain farmers symposium

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The proposed reduction in the Renewable Fuel Standard was a big topic at the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium.

No farm bill in 2013, officials eye January for next action

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Farm bill battle will continue into another year … again.

Ohio sheep producers encouraged to ‘partner’ as they face water quality, expansion issues

Monday, December 16, 2013

Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium focuses on water quality, expansion issues

Wisconsin dairy video shows abuse, panel says

Friday, December 13, 2013

Animal care panel says undercover video shows abuse, mistreatment of dairy cows.

Eleventh hour for farm bill negotiations

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Only a few days left to get the farm bill done in 2013.

Undercover film producer one of four charged in Colorado animal abuse case

Thursday, December 5, 2013

An undercover animal rights investigator who spent four months producing a video documenting alleged abuse to cattle on a Colorado farm is herself being charged for animal cruelty.

Out of sight, out of mind: Solar power makes sense on some Ohio farms

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Farm-based solar power is catching on in Huron County, and across the state.

Sheep dairy makes good sense for Medina County couple

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

SEVILLE, Ohio — Northeast Ohio has more dairy farms than any part of the state. But one dairy operation in southern Medina County is a real standout. Yellow House Cheese — operated by Kevin and Kristyn Henslee — is among the first in the state to milk sheep. That’s right: Sheep. There are roughly 100 […]

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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.