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100 Years of Extension Celebration
The 100-year anniversary celebration of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914 which officially created the national Cooperative Extension System is taking place now. This celebration will highlight Extension's past and focus on the contemporary application of Extension's transformational educational programming into the future.
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OFFICE HOURS
OSU Extension Office, Hardin County will be closed September 1, 2014 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. The office will also be closed September 2nd - 7th, 2014 for programing events at the Hardin County Fair. Staff can be reached by calling the fair office at 419-675-2396 and leaving a message for the educator you would like to speak with.
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Announcements
Oustanding Achievement Awards Announced
Judging results are in! Click on the links to see the Outstanding Achievement, County, and State Awards. Congratulations to all and we will see you at the fair.
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Master Gardener Volunteer Course
Become an OSU Master Gardener Volunteer Hardin County – Do you have an interest in gardening, want to improve your skills, and at the same time, enjoy sharing your knowledge with others? The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardeners in conjunction with Allen County OSU Extension Master Gardeners will begin a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this fall. The classes will begin September 23 and end November 20, with no class on Veterans Day. The classes will meet at OSU-Lima on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for three hours. The first class on September 23 will be an orientation to the Master Gardener Volunteer program and will take place in Hardin County for local residents. The cost for the course is $150, which includes a Master Gardener Volunteer manual, course handouts, and class refreshments. The fee also covers expenses to bring in guest speakers who are experts in their fields. Prospective Master Gardener Volunteers will also need to get a background check at their own expense.
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County News
Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions
Did you ever wonder how well the grand and reserve champion fair animals will grade out on the rail? The OSU Extension office is pleased to announce the 2014 Hardin County Fair Carcass Show of Champions to be held Tuesday, September 9 at 6:00 pm. The annual carcass show will be held at Mt. Victory Meats, 670 East Marion Street in Mt. Victory. The carcass show will evaluate the meat value of the grand champion and reserve champion steers, barrows, gilts, lambs, and goats.
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The 2014 Fall Challenge-Live Healthy/Live Well, will be offered from September 8 to October 19 by Ohio State University Extension. The free program is open to any adult with an email account. Two weekly e-mails will be sent directly to Hardin County participants from Kathy Oliver, OSU Extension FCS Educator.
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State News
Find recent "Grazing School" presentations on-line here!
The "Pastures for Profit" grazing school is a comprehensive course in Management Intensive Grazing
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Asian Longhorned Beetle Found in Ohio; Maples, Other Trees at Risk
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Agriculture today (6/17/11) announced the first discovery of Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) in Ohio trees!
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County Events
Event Hardin County Fair Sep 02, 2014 - Sep 07, 2014
Event Hardin Leadership 2014 Session 7 Sep 11, 2014 08:30 AM
Event Dining with Diabetes Sep 22, 2014 03:30 PM
Event Dining with Diabetes Sep 29, 2014 03:30 PM
Event Dining with Diabetes Oct 06, 2014 03:30 PM
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