Stories by Chris Kick

Food safety expert to growers: ‘Keep calm and get prepared’

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Ohio Produce Growers and Marketers Association holds sessions related to produce safety, marketing.

Dairy farming helped prepare Farnsworths for careers

Thursday, January 15, 2015

As a boy, he pretended to sell the family’s cows. But auctioneer Russ Farnsworth and family still have a solid dairy farm in Medina County.

Mid-Ohio Growers Meeting offers practical, profitable approach

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Despite inclement weather, growers came from across Ohio and other states to brush up on their growing and marketing skills.

At Crosswind: Wind farms still promising, but with new challenges

Thursday, January 8, 2015

While Ohio’s first two wind farms were promising and now have some proof to back them up, the rest of the state is at a critical point, waiting to see which way the wind will blow.

Grain marketing strategies for a tight year

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tight margins are expected. Here are five tips to help grain farmers manage.

ATI students find success with two-year bioenergy program

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Program trains students for two-year degrees in marketable fields.

Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium: Some wild cards for 2015

Friday, December 19, 2014

Oil is falling, transportation is changing, and who know knows what that might mean for 2015.

Vegan tutor says personal beliefs cost him his job

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

ACLU threatens legal action against Wayne County school over allegations a tutor was terminated for expressing his vegan views.

Ag outlook: dairy to drop, but profits may not

Monday, December 15, 2014

Lower grain and fuel prices will spell relief for livestock farmers. However, rent and land values remain high.

Vacant farm buildings can hold value

Thursday, December 11, 2014

A survey of the Midwest shows the value of renting agricultural buildings.

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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.