Stories by Chris Kick

Kirkwood Farm weaves sheep and wool into successful business

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sheep and wool store go hand in hand for Wayne County couple.

Ohio farmers battle sedimentation, nutrient runoff in creative ways

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Farmers stepping up conservation efforts, in light of new algal blooms in Lake Erie watershed.

Ohio dairy association reviews its work, issues facing farmers

Monday, November 14, 2011

ODPA holds annual fall meeting in Canal Fulton, tours Clardale Farms.

Is your mineral lease outdated or ‘inadequate?’ There may be options

Thursday, November 10, 2011

At least know where you stand and what’s available, experts advise.

Diversity key to herbicide weed management, fighting resistance

Thursday, November 3, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — Weed resistance to herbicides has been a concern among crop farmers since about 1998, but the fact that it’s no longer new is no reason to become complacent. Grain farmers in Ohio and certain parts of Pennsylvania are in an ongoing battle against herbicide resistance and the spread of stubborn weeds like […]

Ohio care board reviews first animal care complaints, charts new year

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Board meets for first time under new rules, plans new year and recognizes reappointments.

Exotic animals will stay at zoo

Friday, October 28, 2011

COLUMBUS — The six surviving animals that were turned loose Oct. 18 from a Zanesville exotic animal zoo will remain under the care of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, state officials determined Oct. 27. The zoo issued a statement the same day saying the deceased owner’s widow, Marian Thompson, was on her way to pick […]

Deja vu in the fields

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The rain is back just in time for harvest, and so is the mud and the madness.

Kasich order revamps wild animal inspections

Friday, October 21, 2011

Executive order calls for humane societies, state and local entities to crack down on exotic animal housing and care.

ODNR says exotic animal incident will expedite regulation

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

See more of our coverage here, or at the links below this article. ZANESVILLE, Ohio — A task force group to decide how exotic animal ownership will be regulated in Ohio will likely see an increase in activity on the heels of the Muskingum County exotics incident. Scott Zody, assistant director for the Ohio Department […]


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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.