Stories by Chris Kick

History is airborne at Moore family farm

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Moore family has a long history in crop production, and a more recent interest in aviation.

Twenty minutes with organic grain farmer Dean McIlvaine

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Growing organic grain is a challenge, especially across 850 acres.

Toledo water ban draws attention to algae, and city’s water treatment plant

Friday, August 8, 2014

Toledo water ban underscores importance of algae issue, and water plant issues.

Free solar program in Medina County

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Solar program in Medina County will discuss how solar can work on your farm.

History and preservation matter at Schumaker Farms

Thursday, August 7, 2014

This week, as part of our 100-year anniversary celebration, we start a 10-week series profiling some of the region’s farms that have been in the same family for 200 or more years.

Pennsylvania man about to complete cross-country antique tractor trip

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus is about to complete his cross-country trip to raise money for Wounded Warrior Project.

Ohio State Fair sale results 2014

Monday, August 4, 2014

This was another record-setting year at the Ohio State Fair’s Sale of Champions. Check out the results and the pictures.

Appeals court upholds country of origin labeling

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Appeals court says requiring meat to be labeled from where it originated is acceptable.

Remember the Polar Vortex? Ohio’s grape and peach growers sure do

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WOOSTER, Ohio — After enduring the coldest winter in 20 years, many grape and tree growers in Ohio and western Pennsylvania predicted their summer crop would be greatly diminished. Now in the middle of summer, their predictions are coming true. Grape vines and fruit trees are supposed to be green and lush with fruit this […]

Back to the farm: Steffen family keeps dairy tradition alive

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wayne County Twilight Dairy Tour visits the Steffen family farm of Kidron, Ohio.

Post-retirement business promotes healthy living

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

After retirement, Richland County woman launched a new business to grow her own food and improve her family’s health.

Amid border crisis, farm groups call for immigration reform

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmers hope to keep immigration reform alive, want action this year.

Saving limbs, to saving life: Chain saw safety is more than a buzzword

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Reporter Chris Kick recently attended a chain saw safety workshop with the Ohio Forestry Association. This is his account of the experience.

Harrison County Fair auction results

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Auction results from the 2014 Harrison County Fair in Cadiz, Ohio.

Ohio farm groups announce new water quality initiative

Monday, July 7, 2014

The diverse group is lead by farm bureau members, universities, business and industry leaders. It plans to conduct an opinion poll over the next few weeks.

Meigs County men plead not guilty to crop insurance fraud

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Meigs County men enter pleas in federal crop insurance case.

Flooding a problem for Ohio farmers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Heavy rains through June became too much for many farms.

Peterson is new Ohio State Fair choir director

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Many stories, one voice: New state fair choir director will train about 200 members.

Crop update: still wet, but could be worse

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Despite a slow start, most Ohio and Pennsylvania farmers were able to get their planting done.

Specht dairy: More space plus good management equals more milk

Friday, June 20, 2014

SUGARCREEK, Ohio — New buildings and more cow space have made a big difference the past few years at the Specht family dairy farm in Tuscarawas County. The barns are not quite as large as you might see on a large commercial dairy, but they’ve made a big improvement the herd performance on this fourth-generation […]

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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.