Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio’s farmland preservation summit will highlight program changes

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

State’s preservation program will become increasingly local, with more local involvement and responsibility.

Volunteers help warm the Zinz family’s home and hearts

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

With his right arm scheduled to be removed, roughly 30 people turned out to help Dan Zinz prepare firewood to heat his family’s home.

U.S. farmland values continue to rise, Ohio up 13.6 percent

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Land prices post significant increases again, and show no signs of reversing.

EPA decision settles the dust: No new air regulations for farmers

Monday, December 17, 2012

The federal agency announced Dec. 14 it will not change existing daily standards for fine particles and coarse particles, which includes dust from farms.

Panelists share their sheep grazing experience

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

See our main sheep sheep symposium story here. WOOSTER, Ohio — Few Ohio producers have the grazing aspect down as well as Curt Cline, who raises sheep in of Athens and Meigs counties. He was a featured speaker during the Buckeye Shepherds Symposium Dec. 8 on a panel called “Ways to Better Utilize your Forages […]

Shepherd’s symposium notes top producers, hails benefits of grazing

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ohio Sheep Improvement Association’s annual event draws large crowd to learn about year-round grazing.

Ohio Supreme Court finds ODNR in contempt of court over Mercer County land compensation

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

High court orders appraisals and appropriation cases to be filed within 120 days.

2013 ag outlook includes farm bill, food price issues

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Economists, ag policy experts take a look at where the new year is headed and where 2012 will end.

Twinsberry Tree Farm is a ‘People’s Choice’

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Years of experience paying off for Shreve, Ohio, tree farm and forestry business.

Benefit breakfast for Portage County farmer injured in combine accident

Monday, November 26, 2012

RAVENNA, Ohio — A Portage County farmer is recovering from a farm accident Nov. 10 that left him pinned beneath the head of his combine. Steve Earnest, of U.S. Route 224, was working on the machine when the hydraulics apparently let loose, sending the unit down and crushing him. Beth Hurd, a cousin of Steve, […]

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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.