1. Fertilizer Recertification Opportunity

    May. 22, 2019

    Do you have a fertilizer certificate that is set to expire May 31 and need a final chance to renew it before it expires?  If so, there is a fertilizer recertification class scheduled in Kenton (Hardin County) for May 30 at 7:00 pm.  This one-hour evening class will meet the requirements for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.  The class will be held at the Hardin County OSU Extension Office, 1021 W. Lima Street, Kenton, Ohio.  Please arrive early to allow time for check-in or registration and bring your Ohio ‘Fertilizer Applicator Certificate’ card. 

  2. Jr Fair Horse Information

    May. 13, 2019

    Attention all Jr Fair Horse Exhibitors:  If you intend to participate in the Ohio State Fair Horse & Pony Show, you will need to attend a PAS (Performance Against the Standard) show and receive a qualifiying score.  The youth determines in which State Fair classes they want to qualify.  They are limited to four classes.  The four classes may be any of the classes offered at State Fair.  A youth may only use one horse to try out in PAS shows and cannot replace a horse for any reason after they have shown in their first PAS class.  A youth must qualify in any two (2) classes in order to...

  3. Livestock Registration Information

    Apr. 23, 2019

    Livestock registrations are required for the following species:  Dairy Beef Feeders, Beef Feeders, Rabbits, Market Hogs, Market Goats, and Market Lambs.  Below are the links to those registrations (please note the due dates of the registration). Please call the OSU Extension office with any questions.

    Dairy Beef Feeder Registration / Due 05/15

  4. 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...