Stories by Chris Kick

Linking land use and economic growth in cities and farmland

Sunday, January 13, 2013

COLUMBUS — Land use professionals from the country to the city gathered Jan. 11 at the Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H Center to discuss best use of land and development. About 160 people, including local government leaders and farmers, discussed everything from the successful Polaris Centers of Commerce on Columbus’ north end, to farmland preservation, […]

Ashtabula County steer disqualified after officials find drug in urine test

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Test confirms presence of drug acepromazine. State’s zero tolerance policy results in a disqualification.

Expired farm bill extended, but farm groups question the benefit

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The 2008 Farm Bill is extended for nine months. But many are saying it’s not good enough.

If abused, tell a relative or someone you can trust

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Read our feature story about Terry here. WOOSTER, Ohio — Terry McDaniel and his sister, Vicki, had it pretty rough growing up. The things done to them by their parents were abusive and at times even criminal. “You could do handstands and they’d still hate you because you interrupted their lives,” Terry said. “If abortion […]

Finding forgiveness: Abused as a child, local author says only way forward is ‘forgiveness’

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

For Terry McDaniel, writing a book and starting his own firewood business helped him overcome the pains of abuse.

Register to attend Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Read about the anticipated program changes here. COLUMBUS — The 13th Ohio Farmland Preservation Summit will be held Jan. 17 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center on the campus of Ohio State University. The target audience is farmers, with a secondary focus on planners, advocates and other farmland preservation practitioners. The summit […]

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.

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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.