1. Ohio Intensive Soybean Management Workshop

    Feb. 05, 2019

    This past crop season was a good year for soybean production across the state.  The weather cooperated and yields were high.  However with the lower soybean prices, intensive management practices become more important to produce a successful crop.  Several OSU Extension state specialists will be spending the day on Thursday, February 21 in Hardin County to share information with farmers in a small group hands-on workshop being held at the OSU Extension office, 1021 W Lima Street in Kenton.  The workshop will begin at 9:00 am and conclude by 3:30 pm.  This soybean workshop is open to...

  2. Hardin County Royalty and Scholarship Applications

    Jan. 28, 2019

    Applications are being sought for various Scholarships and Royalty positions.  Hardin County commodity groups and livestock committees (Horse Council, Hardin County Dairy Service Unit, Poultry Committee, Hardin County Sheep Improvement and Hardin County Cattle Producers) have made available their applications for Royalty and Scholarships.  Below you will find the link to each individual commodity/committee application. Please be aware of each individual deadline.  Hard copy applications are available in the office if needed.  Please call 419-674-2297 if you have any questions

  3. Winter Livestock Banquets

    Jan. 28, 2019

    Hardin County has a rich tradition of active livestock commodity group organizations.  There are organizations for each of the major livestock species, and these groups have royalty and scholarship opportunities to recognize the youth of the county.  In addition, the livestock organizations have directors that plan and lead activities for their membership throughout the year.  Besides promoting the youth of the county who have livestock, these groups provide programs and activities for the adult producers to help promote their respective species.

  4. Master Gardener Volunteer Training Offered

    Jan. 28, 2019

    The Allen County and Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will partner to host a Master Gardener Volunteer training course for new Master Gardener Volunteers this spring.  The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local Ohio State University Extension county office.  Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning...

  5. Conservation Tillage Club Breakfast Series

    Dec. 31, 2018

    The 2019 Conservation Tillage Club breakfast program series will begin on Tuesday, January 8 at the Plaza Inn Restaurant in Mt. Victory.  Each session will start at 7:30 am with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by the program at 8:00 am.  Other sessions will be held on January 22, February 5 and 19.

  6. Dairy Scholarship Applications

    Dec. 13, 2018

    The Hardin County Dairy Service Unit will be awarding a scholarship at their annual banquet on February 23, 2019.  Please note changes in eligibility!  Eligible students must: have carried a 4H/FFA Dairy Cattle project, have carried a 4H/FFA Dairy Beef Feeder/Dairy Steer project, raised on a dairy farm, work on a dairy farm, currently live on a dairy farm, or be pursuing a dairy related education.  Please use the link below to submit applications for the scholarship.

  7. Burkhart Named Ohio Master Shepherd

    Dec. 10, 2018

    Local Hardin County sheep producer Dave Burkhart was named the 2018 Charles Boyles Ohio Master Shepherd of the Year at the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium held December 1 in Wooster.  He started his sheep production enterprise in 1987 when he purchased his farm near Alger.  He built his flock up to 300 head of sheep, but has since decreased the size of his operation.  Burkhart is a commercial sheep producer, raising crossbred Dorset white faced ewes, along with some Suffolk-Hampshire crossbred ewes.  His ewes are bred each year with a couple of purebred Suffolk rams, a crossbred Hampshire...