Stories by Chris Kick

NRCS: Great Lakes conservation is working

Friday, October 14, 2011

NRCS chief says new study shows significant improvement to nutrient issues in Great Lakes region, more work to be done.

Witmer new CEO at First National Bank

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

ORRVILLE, Ohio — Two veteran agricultural banking professionals are taking on new roles with First National Bank. Mark Witmer, currently the head of agribusiness and community banking, will become president and CEO Jan. 1. Tom Stocksdale, previously with PNC Bank, has been named vice president of agribusiness and community banking. Witmer’s move to president coincides […]

Wayne County tour highlights innovation in Ohio agriculture

Friday, October 7, 2011

County’s economic development council holds wide-reaching ag industry tour

Green Vista Farm focuses on good soil, grass-fed beef

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Grazing tour makes a stop at Wayne County beef farm, where it’s all about the soil and grass.

Milkweed editor Pete Hardin says ‘protein and energy’ are the focus of good milk

Thursday, September 29, 2011

MOUNT HOPE, Ohio — Dairy farmers may be selling milk, but it’s the quality of protein and energy in the milk — and what farmers invest to produce it — that will be determine their success into the future, predicts Pete Hardin, editor of the Wisconsin-based dairy publication The Milkweed. “We need to realize that […]

Federal dairy policy seeks market ‘security, stabilization’

Thursday, September 29, 2011

The bill is expected to replace “current, outdated dairy programs” with “new risk management tools.”

Shale gas fuels first-day discussions at Ohio FSR

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

“This is a once and a lifetime opportunity for philanthropy in a region of the state that’s never seen much philanthropy.”

OARDC: A day of remembrance, dedication and celebration

Saturday, September 17, 2011

One year after an EF-2 tornado, the OARDC-Wooster campus is moving ahead with a new research lab and strong goals.

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.


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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.