Stories by Chris Kick

Mending the mines: Striking a balance, making a difference

Thursday, February 2, 2012

With more funding to work with, Ohio officials expect big year for mine reclamation.

Maine to Ohio … Farmall collection finds new home

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Maine couple decided it was time to part with their cherished Farmalls, but they found a good home in Ohio, where they could be kept together as a set.

Ohio dairy graziers highlight youth at annual conference

Monday, January 30, 2012

A panel of dairy youth shared their experiences of growing up on the farm, and what they learned along the way.

Wide variety of equipment at Power Show Ohio

Thursday, January 26, 2012

COLUMBUS — The 42nd Power Show Ohio will get under way Jan. 27 at the Ohio Expo Center and show manager Dennis Alford said there will be a lot to see.

Mending the mines: The problem of early unregulation

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A two-part series on coal mine reclamation in Ohio, and the difference that reclamation has made.

Ohio’s water quality work group puts forth recommendations for ag

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

“I believe if we don’t adopt this type of approach as an industry, we risk mandated controls. And I think history has proven that’s seldom very successful” — John Oster, Morral Companies

Ohio produce growers and marketers urged to join food safety program

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

If you want to market produce in the future, you will “need” to be part of a trusted food safety certification program, officials say.

Farm orgs. ablaze over apparent animal rights arson

Friday, January 13, 2012

COALINGA, Calif. — Farm organizations across the country are condemning what appears to be an animal rights-led act of arson against Harris Ranch, located in Coalinga, Calif. An organization called Animal Liberation Front forwarded an anonymous email in which unnamed animal rights activists take credit for fires set to 14 cattle trucks Jan. 8. The […]

Lewandowski joins OSU Extension Wayne County

Friday, January 6, 2012

WOOSTER, Ohio — A new member has joined the staff of the Ohio State University Extension in Wayne County. Rory Lewandowski, formerly an extension educator for Athens County, joined Wayne County as extension educator for agriculture and natural resources on Jan. 3. He is no stranger to agriculture, having grown up on his family’s Minnesota […]

Top farm stories of 2011

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A year-in-review look at 10 of the biggest farm issues we covered in 2011.


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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.