Stories by Chris Kick

Changes to Ohio’s definition of “agriculture” could benefit bio-energy

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Bio-energy from anaerobic digesters could be “agriculture in nature” if at least 50 percent of feedstock used to produce the fuel came from the same property.

Bill could help PA landowners clarify mineral rights ownership

Thursday, February 9, 2012

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania landowners struggling to gain ownership over their subsurface mineral, oil and gas rights could see some relief from a bill moving through the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. Senate Bill 1324 would amend the Action to Quiet Title law in the state, providing for a ‘rebuttable presumption’ that mineral, oil and […]

‘Diversified agriculture’ keeps Hawk family in business

Friday, February 3, 2012

Ohio’s master shepherd winner started in turkeys, now raises three types of livestock.

Ag marketer shares 10 steps to help you reach ‘the Top Third’

Thursday, February 2, 2012

OBERLIN, Ohio — He may not get you the top prices for the year, but a Chicago-based ag marketer and experienced commodities trader promises to do what he can to get you in the top third. Mark Gold, president of Top Third Ag Marketing, spent the evening of Jan. 30 giving farmers advice on how […]

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


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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.