Stories by Chris Kick

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.

HooftyMatch will match you with the perfect cut of meat, or prepared meal

Friday, June 21, 2013

See the cut you want, and have it shipped to your door. Same thing with prepared meals.

U.S. House votes down 2013 Farm Bill

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Farm groups wanted the U.S. House to vote on farm bill, but most not pleased with outcome.

Sarchione Ford expands options for consumers and farmers in northeast Ohio

Thursday, June 20, 2013

RANDOLPH, Ohio — They’ve been selling cars and trucks in Alliance for nearly 100 years, and now Sarchione Auto Sales is ready to serve even more customers, thanks to a new location along state Route 44 in Randolph. Formerly known as Jenior Ford, Sarchione Ford is continuing the line of Fords and expanding with more […]

Ohio’s first agriscience STEM school to open

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

School will have a primary focus on agbiosciences, a proven field for careers.

Farm bill still brewing in the House

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

House Speaker John Boehner says he will vote on the bill.

County Line Produce Auction opens new facility

Monday, June 17, 2013

New facility brings new opportunity for produce sales.

Dee-Jays Meats has found a niche in Cleveland

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Processing and smoking meat is a passion for Mike Jessee and family.

Ayars’ Dairy is ‘crazy-involved,’ but cows still No. 1

Thursday, June 13, 2013

From milk cows to cow leasing and a variety of business ventures …

CNG is cheaper, cleaner but challenges remain

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The challenge — like most new and emerging sources of energy — is developing the right infrastructure and engines that will make the fuel cost-efficient.

Drought and high feed costs push beef to record high

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prices for beef are up, but profits … not necessarily.

U.S. Senate approves farm bill

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Farm groups mostly supportive, call for a ‘harvest’ action in the House.

Officials approve second phase of Champaign County wind farm

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wind farm gets approval, despite concerns by some residents.

House and Senate ag committees approve 2013 farm bill

Friday, May 17, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate ag committees both approved their respective versions of the farm bill this week, the House by a vote of 36 to 10, and the Senate approval was 15-5.

House and Senate ag committees take action on new farm bill

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WASHINGTON — The House and Senate Agriculture committees have both announced new versions of the farm bill they plan to revisit in coming weeks, with the potential for full congressional consideration over summer. As of Monday, May 13, the Senate had scheduled its markup of the bill for May 14, while the House planned to […]

Horse plowing at Rohrer Farm is a spring tradition

Monday, May 13, 2013

Nearly 20 teams gathered May 11 at the Rohrer Farm near Wadsworth to demonstrate horse plowing to the public.

OARDC breaks ground on new ag engineering building

Saturday, May 11, 2013

After a tornado destroyed their building in September of 2010, a new research and engineering facility is being built that will house some 50-plus staff.

FFA bestows awards

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

(Proficiency award winners have been added at bottom. For more of our FFA coverage, including a video and slide show) COLUMBUS — The 85th Ohio FFA Convention was filled with hundreds of award winners from across the state. Here’s a look at a few of the top awards and who won. Ohio Star awards Jakob […]

Ohio FFA encouraged to “grow” at 85th convention

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Speakers and comedians challenged FFA members to build good character, prepare for a successful future.

FDA answers questions about produce safety rule in Wooster

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Public listening session drew growers from across Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Planting 2013: Cold spring could finally break this week

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Only 2 percent of Ohio corn is planted and 11 percent in Pennsylvania. But temps. expected to warm this week.

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