Stories by Chris Kick

Stark County Fair 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Stark County Jr. Fair auctions grossed nearly $730,000. See the results here.

Water quality: What’s being done, what should be done?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

As Lake Erie and other Ohio water bodies suffer from algal blooms, the question becomes, what should we do?An easy answer might seem to just stop applying fertilizer — especially fertilizer that contains phosphorus — the primary culprit behind the blooms.

Water quality: The issue and what’s at stake

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

If you live and farm anywhere near Ohio’s 312-mile Lake Erie shoreline, you’re most likely familiar with some of the environmental problems the lake faces.

Ohio’s water quality goal? It’s complicated

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

So, how clean should our water be?

If it’s the water in the glass that you’re about to drink, probably as clean and as clear as possible. But in the natural environment, clear water is not always practical, nor is it the ideal.

Portage County Fair 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Portage County Fair sale results.

Ag Progress Days provides a good education

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Plenty to learn and try at Ag Progress Days lectures.

Speaking out: Knox County dairyman gladly shares his story

Friday, August 16, 2013

Dairy farmer Ken Ruprecht has farmed in three counties. Today, he goes back to share his story.

Cover crop ‘interseeder’ can save time, trips across field

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Penn State’s Cover Crop Interseeder and Applicator plants cover crops, at the same time applying fertilizer or herbicide. This lets farmers seed cover crops into corn long before the corn is harvested.

Ag Progress Days unveils new ‘resource centers’

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Pennsylvania’s Ag Progress Days concludes this afternoon. But research and development on the topics will continue.

Ohio Holstein Association signs confidential agreement to settle debt

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ohio Holstein Association says settlement appears close. Joint statement to be released within weeks.

Summit County Fair results 2013

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Summit County Fair youth livestock auction results.

Immigration reform: House considers ‘piecemeal’ approach

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WOOSTER, Ohio — As farmers wait for a new farm bill, some also are waiting for what is expected to be the biggest immigration reform in decades.The Senate passed a bipartisan, comprehensive immigration bill June 27 by a vote of 68-32, that essentially would put the nation’s 11 million immigrants in the nation illegally, on […]

When it comes to sheep, Banburys are ‘building the best’

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Banburys show award winning sheep, and teach other exhibitors how to do the same.

U.S. Senate ready to conference the farm bill

Friday, July 19, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The Senate approved sending its version of the farm bill to conference with the U.S. House of Representatives, during Senate floor action July 19. “We are, in fact, now officially sending back our Senate Bill to the House and requesting a conference on the farm bill,” said Sen. Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie […]

Michigan farmer fights to keep the hogs he raises

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Michigan farmer fined $700,000 for keeping swine the state says are a health and safety threat.

Holmes County: Sheep grazing tour showcases benefits of pasture management

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheep tour features four pasture-based farms in Holmes-Coshocton County area

Ohio Sheep Day speaker dispels myths, encourages practices that work

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sheep Day held at OARDC-Wooster Sheep Research Unit

Storm damage in Ashland and surrounding counties

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Change in weather pattern ends two weeks of rain, but not without consequences.

A farm bill without food stamps?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A separate bill for agriculture and food stamps brewing in the House.

Cattle rustlers caught in Tuscarawas-Coshocton County scheme

Monday, July 8, 2013

GNADENHUTTEN, Ohio — The Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men in connection with a string of cattle rustling believed to have spanned two years or more.

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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.