Stories by Chris Kick

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.

NOAA says Lake Erie will see ‘significant algal bloom’

Thursday, July 4, 2013

This year’s bloom is expected to be larger than last year’s, but not nearly as large as 2011′s near-record bloom.

Ohio Holstein Association still negotiating settlement

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Deal could be near, but not yet official.

Holmes County moving dirt, building and restoring at Harvest Ridge

Monday, July 1, 2013

Since breaking ground, the fair has constructed one large pole building known as the William T. Baker Building, restored an original 1910 bank barn and begun a massive excavation project to help level some of the grounds.

Immigration bill: Another Senate victory

Monday, July 1, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The Senate’s June 27 approval of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act — better known as immigration reform — is seen by most of the nation’s largest farm organizations as the second major victory of the month. The first was the Senate-approved farm bill, which it passed June 10, […]

U.S. Senate approves immigration bill

Monday, July 1, 2013

SALEM, Ohio — The U.S. Senate approved comprehensive immigration legislation June 27 that includes a path to citizenship for the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants and provides new opportunities in the ag workforce. By a vote of 68-32, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Act, which gives immigrants and their employers  […]

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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.