Stories by Chris Kick

Hershey caps 4-H career with horses as world pinto champ.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — It’s always nice to end your 4-H career on a high note, and one equine exhibitor from Ohio’s Wayne County has certainly done so. Andrea Hershey, 18, achieved her highest honor in June at the Pinto World Show in Tulsa, Okla. The Wooster resident won world champion with her pinto horse named […]

Friends, neighbors lend helping hand to Harstine Dairy

Friday, August 5, 2011

Tuscarawas County farmers help one of their own in time of need.

New farm credit president focusing on fundamentals, sound business

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MOHICANVILLE, Ohio — The Wooster and Millersburg offices of Farm Credit Services of Mid-America welcomed a special guest to the annual customer appreciation reception held the evening of July 28. Bill Johnson, the new president of the 17 billion dollar ag lending cooperative, spoke to a room full of guests at Mohican Gardens in Ashland […]

Heat continuing to plague farmers, but for fewer days

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Crop and livestock farmers in both states saw a wide range of effects from last week’s heat wave, mostly negative.

Heat ‘and’ storms for some in Ohio’s Wayne County

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — While most farmers in Ohio spent the past week coping with extreme heat, a few livestock farmers in Wayne County also were dealing with heavy storm damage. One of the hardest hit was Cantendo Acres-Grazeland Jerseys, owned by Tom Noyes and his family. Sometime around 2:30 p.m. July 22, a strong wind […]

Ohio estate tax repeal is welcome news at round table event

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOOSTER, Ohio — The “death tax” has never been a friend of farmers and small business owners. And as their land and equipment values have dramatically increased over the years, so has their frustration with this tax. Current law assigns a 6 percent tax to estates of residents with a net taxable value of $338,333 […]

Ohio livestock care board ready for outreach

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

With standards soon to become effective, communications events to begin.

Rep. Peterson advances federal dairy policy, major changes discussed

Friday, July 15, 2011

New safety net, market stabilization and milk market order reform all part of the discussion.

Pa. milk formula staying put, changes likely unconstitutional

Thursday, July 14, 2011

SALEM, Ohio — Milk marketing in Pennsylvania is expected to continue as it has in the past, after the state’s milk marketing board approved an amendment to over-order premiums. A year ago, in response to a petition by former Gov. Ed Rendell and Sect. of Agriculture Russell Redding, the board approved a change in the […]

Farmer calls Ohio veal rule ‘unreasonable, unlawful’

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio — The state’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review advanced additional standards on livestock care during a hearing held July 11. The rule package originally included standards for veal, dairy, beef, swine, layers, poultry, sheep, goats, llamas, alpacas and equine — approved in April by the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board. But the […]


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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.