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Happy families aren't born...they're made one day at a time. Do you ever wonder if there's a better way to handle those daily parenting problems? Maybe your son dawdles around whenever it's time to get dressed for school....your daughter is suddenly using disrespectful language....or the children seem to forget to do their chores and argue every minute of the day. Or maybe you'd like to prepare now for the upcoming teen years.
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2014 Hardin County Sheep Management Tour Planned
Sheep Producers and friends, You are invited to participate in the 2014 Hardin County Sheep Management Tour which will be Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26. This year we will be touring four sheep farms in central and eastern Ohio along with a special tour of The Wilds, to see African Rhinos, giraffes, and cheetahs (talk about sheep predators) in a special enclosed bus tour. See the attached file for further details and make your hotel reservations beginning tomorrow and by October 10 at the latest. Make sure you tell the hotel you are with the Hardin County OSU Extension Sheep Tour. Also, you will need to call Madelyn Lowery at (419) 673-3291 so we know how many vans to rent and also how many tickets to order for The Wilds. We hope you will be able to join the Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association and our other sheep producer friends for this annual educational tour to learn about improved sheep production and marketing practices.
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Announcements
Hardin County - Applications are being accepted for the 2014 Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame through the end of business on October 17. Nominees must have made their major contribution to agriculture primarily as a result of being born, growing up, living in, or working in Hardin County, Ohio. Outstanding agriculturalists may be nominated by individuals or organizations. Nomination forms are available at the Hardin County OSU Extension office or on the Hardin County OSU Extension website at: hardin.osu.edu. Completed forms must be returned to the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio, 43326.
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County News
The Hardin County Fair “Dish Day” recipes are now available at the OSU Extension office located at 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, Kenton. The recipes from the 34 entries in the special dish days during the fair have been put into a booklet form and are available for pick-up at $1.00 each. If you wish to have yours mailed, each booklet will be $2.00 to cover postage expenses. Phone 419-674-2297 to make arrangements.
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Dairy Service Unit Fall Cheese Sale
Hardin County - The Hardin County Dairy Service Unit is holding their semi-annual cheese sale. The fall sale has a variety of cheeses to choose from including Colby, Muenster, Smoked Cheddar, Mozzarella, Marble, American Processed, Farmers Cheese, Cheddar, Big Eye Swiss, Baby Swiss, Lacey Swiss (low cholesterol, low fat), Hot Pepper, and also Trail Bologna. Cheese is in approximately 2 pound units, except for Muenster, Hot Pepper, American Processed Cheese, which are sold in 5 pound loaves. The American Processed Cheese is sliced, while the mozzarella and cheddar cheese are shredded. The Trail Bologna comes in 1-1 3/4 pound rings.
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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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