1. Carcass Show Results

    Sep. 19, 2018

    The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions was held Wednesday, September 12 at Mt. Victory Meats. A group of adults and young people were on hand to hear judge and OSU Meat Judging Team member Jake Parkinson discuss the merits of the winning animal carcasses from the 2018 Hardin County Fair.

  2. Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

    Sep. 11, 2018

    Applications are being accepted for the 2018 Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame through the end of business on October 15.  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  Completed forms must be returned to the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W.

  3. 4-H Judging Results

    Jul. 18, 2018

    Hardin County 4-H general Project Judging was held July 17, 2018 at the Hardin County Fairgrounds in the Community Building.  Below you will find the State, County, and Outstanding Achievement Award winners.  State Award winners will be receiving a letter in the mail with information about the dates and times for state fair judging.  Please call the office with any questions and concerns.

  4. Crop Walk

    Jul. 11, 2018

    Are you a commercial fruit and vegetable grower who is looking for ways to manage pest issues in your produce?  Maybe you raise vegetables in your home garden and have spots on the leaves.  Do you have berries growing on your property or fruit trees in your yard that are not producing like they should?  Hardin County OSU Extension has planned a fruit and vegetable Crop Walk program on Wednesday, July 18 from 6:00-8:00 pm to help answer these concerns.  This program will include an emphasis on fruit and vegetable production.  The location of the program will be 2355 Codding Road, LaRue.

  5. 4RTechnology Review Field Day

    Jul. 08, 2018

    At the free 4R Technology Review Field Day, retailers, farmers and other interested parties will hear from experts and see field demonstrations focused on strengthening the industry’s commitment to improving the quality of Ohio’s waterways.  The free field day event will take place on July 17, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.  There will be an hour lunch break.  The event will take place at the Blanchard River Demonstration Farm Network - Kellogg Farm in Hardin County located at 17392 Township Road 50, Forest, Ohio 45843.

  6. Manure Science Review

    Jun. 25, 2018

    The 2018 Ohio State University Manure Science Review is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25 at the Watkins farm located at 18361 Township Road 90, Forest, OH 45843 in Hardin County.  The program will begin at 8:45 am, while registration, coffee and donuts will be offered in the morning starting at 8:15 am before the field day kicks off with the afternoon activities ending by 3:30 pm.

  7. An Evening Garden Affair

    Jun. 07, 2018

    Join us for a free informative program at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County.  Learn about gardening with visual, physical or health limitations with Laura Akgerman, Disability Services Coordinator with the Ohio Agrability program. Plan and practice good, safe habits while managing limits and preventing injury. Design your garden to work the best for you, while using adaptive tools to keep your favorite hobby enjoyable.  The Friendship Gardens of Hardin County will be the site.

  8. Summer Garden Programs

    May. 10, 2018

    Area gardeners and others with an interest in gardening are invited to attend the summer gardening programs being offered at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County.  This summer the Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers are sponsoring four educational demonstration programs in the Friendship Gardens located at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton, which is behind Harco Industries.  Follow the ‘Friendship Gardens of Hardin County’ signs to a parking area off of West Kohler Street.  The events are planned to begin at 9:00 am on Saturday mornings and will last about an hour.