Stories by Chris Kick

Ohio’s Holmes County stakes ‘higher ground’ for fair, expo center

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

“Everything that we’re going to do here is for the sole purpose of helping people and adding value to Holmes County, and the people who come to visit us” — Paul Weaver, major donor.

Inspectors say Kreider Farms is in good standing

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Click here to read the main story. MANHEIM, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture is among a host of officials across the state who say the practices at Kreider Farms meet or exceed industry standards. The farm drew public attention after the release of an undercover video recorded by Humane Society of the United […]

Holmes County to break ground for agriculture center/fairgrounds

Monday, April 16, 2012

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — A major construction project is under way in Holmes County. Officials plan to break ground for a new fairgrounds and agricultural center April 17. Farm and Dairy will have a full story on the new fairgrounds and ag center online at and in next week’s print edition. The present fairgrounds, located […]

HSUS, Kreider Farms spar over allegations of animal abuse

Friday, April 13, 2012

HSUS claims abuse at Pennsylvania egg farm.

Henryville ‘super cell’ tornado relief

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Henryville ‘super cell’ tornado relief: A series of tornados swept across Midwest states March 2, resulting in more than 30 fatalities in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky. The line of destruction runs from New Pekin, Indiana east across Interstate 65 to Henryville and then through the farm country and communities of Chelsea and Marysville. The […]

Farmers help neighboring farmers with Indiana tornado recovery

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The March 2 tornadoes across the Midwest caused loss of life and extensive damage. Now, farmers are helping each other recover.

Ohio middle school student turns ‘the grain elevator’ into catchy project

Saturday, April 7, 2012

A ‘lighter-side’ story and a history lesson you can sing to.

Central Ohio barn fires believed to be arson

Friday, April 6, 2012

Investigators are conducting interviews and following up on leads at this time. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Division of State Fire Marshal at 1-800-589-2728.

Wheat crop: Some good, some bad and some just plain ugly

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Ohio and Pa. crop is down significantly from last year, and the quality varies.

Cold burst has produce farmers assessing damage, hoping for best

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Unseasonably warm weather the first couple weeks of March could end up being a curse for some Ohio produce growers.


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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.