News

  1. Ag Hall of Fame to Induct New Members

    Nov. 19, 2018

    Hardin County – The Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced the 2018 honorees to be inducted at the sixteenth annual Agriculture Hall of Fame recognition banquet.  The 2018 inductees include: Jan Layman, Sanford and Paul McCurdy, Gary and Carol Oates, and Gary Shick.  The banquet will be held on Tuesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:30 pm at St.

  2. CALM Down for The Holidays- Live Healthy, Live Well Challenge Log

    Nov. 16, 2018

    CALM Down for the Holidays- Challenge Check Off 

  3. New App Helps Farmers Know When to Apply Fertilizer

    Oct. 26, 2018

    A new app from The Ohio State University will help farmers save both money and the environment. The Field Application Resource Monitor (FARM) uses advanced weather forecasting to advise farmers on when to apply fertilizer and manure so that they aren’t washed away by rain. 

  4. Hardin County Master Gardeners Win State Awards

    Oct. 24, 2018

    The Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (MGV) brought back two state awards from the Ohio MGV Conference held September 28-29 at the Sharonville Convention Center in Cincinnati.  ‘An Evening Garden Affair’ was recognized as the state winner for the Integrated Pest Management Outstanding MGV Project award category for medium sized groups at this annual conference.   Also, the Hardin County group was recognized as a platinum ‘Standards of Excellence’ award winner.

  5. Giant Ragweed Top County Weed

    Oct. 04, 2018

    Each year before soybean harvest, county Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educators conduct a county weed survey.  The purpose of this survey is to determine the type and amount of weeds that are infesting farm fields.  Another reason is to develop an understanding of which weeds are becoming resistant to herbicides used by farmers.  Once these determinations are made, weed scientists at The Ohio State University develop weed control programs which are then passed off to local county Extension Educators to make recommendations for local farmers.  The goal of these...

  6. Homemaker's Dish Day Cook Book

    Sep. 26, 2018

    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 38 entries in the special dish days during the fair have been put into a booklet form and are available for pick-up at $2.00 each.  If you wish to have yours mailed, each booklet will be $3.00 to cover postage expenses.  Phone 419-674-2297 to make arrangements.

    2018 Dish Day Cook Book 

  7. 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.

  8. 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 hardin.osu.edu.  Completed forms must be returned to the OSU Extension Office, 1021 W.