Stories by Brian Lisik

Kent State Tusc. branch debuts agribusiness degree

Friday, June 12, 2015

Educational opportunities for Ohio agriculture students spread east to Tuscarawas County.

Experiments and education: Stacy Farm finds strength in family and community

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

For the past two decades, the Stacy Family Farm has been both a family and a community affair.

Paulus Farms has been progressive for more than 40 years

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

The first tractor a member of the Paulus family bought is still being put to limited use. The sense of tradition has led to some surprisingly forward-thinking approaches to farming.

CAUVs decrease, tax bills may not

Friday, May 29, 2015

The Ohio Department of Taxation released Current Agricultural Use Values reflecting a 17 percent decrease in the tax year 2014. But 2014 reductions not likely to offset three-year increases.

Learning from mistakes: Late-born calves lead to a year of hard-hit pastures

Friday, May 29, 2015

Harry Kenney, of Kenney Farms: “We are trying to maintain high quality forage as close to year around and winter feeding with hay. If a cow can’t live on hay and grass I don’t want it here.”

Bird flu threatens fair season

Friday, May 22, 2015

Poultry exhibits at several state and county fairs have been canceled this year in the wake of the largest-ever bird flu outbreak in the nation,

Economist predicts bright future for oil- and gas-producing region

Monday, May 18, 2015

American Petroleum Institute Chief Economist John Felmy: Of the myriad market forces that have brought about the recent drop of crude oil prices worldwide, shale has had the most impact.

Off the beaten path: ODNR Tree Farmer of the Year’s long road to becoming a true preservationist

Thursday, May 14, 2015

At the time he purchased the 150-acre property in Harrison County, Ohio, Alan Walter didn’t plan on becoming a tree farmer. This year he was named Ohio Tree Farmer of the Year.

CAUV still not perfect: Farm Bureau offers new proposal to improve farmland tax

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation has proposed two changes to the Ohio Department of Taxation aimed at more accurately reflecting farm property valuations, as well as encouraging more conservation practices.

HB 162: Natural gas severance tax proposal seeks infrastructure funding

Monday, May 11, 2015

State Rep. Jack Cera, D-Bellaire, has introduced a gas and oil severance tax plan that would partially fund local governments and statewide infrastructure projects.


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Brian Lisik lives in Canton, Ohio. A Suburban Newspapers of America and Ohio Newspaper Association award winner for column writing and series writing.