The purpose of the county Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding agricultural contributions by Hardin County people and to honor those who have brought distinction to themselves and the agricultural industry.
Dr. Stephen Baertsche will be the guest speaker. Baertsche is a previous Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame honoree. A graduate of Hardin Northern High School and later both Ohio State and Michigan State University, he has held positions with both MSU and OSU. Baertsche has served as an Extension sheep specialist and more recently, the Assistant Director/Program Leader of Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension at The Ohio State University.