Stories by Chris Kick

Inventories, good sense help protect farm assets

Friday, September 16, 2011

MILLERSBURG, Ohio — Farmers invest a lot of money each year in equipment and tools, as well as improvements to their buildings. With some basic steps, they can help themselves and law enforcement crack down on the amount of theft and mischief to their property. Holmes County Sheriff Tim Zimmerly recommends farmers do regular inventories […]

Farmland values continue to climb, with farmers as buyers

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Ohio farmland values shot up 7.5 percent over last year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recent numbers, with all-land values averaging $4,300 per acre.

Flying to Ohio Farm Science Review is still good option

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

With proper arrangements, flying to FSR is quick, efficient and enjoyable

Success one ‘clip’ at a time

Thursday, September 1, 2011

With a lifelong career in sheep shearing, Bob Taylor, and now his son, Justin, preserve a bit of history.

Ohio livestock producers learn new standards in Wooster

Thursday, September 1, 2011

With new standards a month from their effective date, producers learning what they mean and how they apply.

PAAR spells new plant, animal research for OARDC

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Highly secure building means new research opportunity for Ohio State.

Portage County Fair results

Monday, August 29, 2011

Check out the sale results from this year’s Portage County Fair.

WW II veterans share, reflect at Wings of Freedom event

Thursday, August 25, 2011

NORTH CANTON, Ohio — No one knows World War II like the men and women who lived it. For a few hours Aug. 12-13, organizers of a military aviation museum in North Canton brought together some WWII veterans for a special day to reflect, remember and educate about the things they saw first hand. Kim […]

Ohio: Licking County barn fires ruled arson

Friday, August 19, 2011

Fire marshal’s office says arson is the cause. Hope may lie in evidence secured from video security camera.

USDA livestock traceability proposal open for public comment

Thursday, August 11, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has issued a proposed rule to establish general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate when animal disease events take place. Under the rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied […]


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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.