1. Help Us Raise Funds for Hardin County 4-H Youth

    Nov. 07, 2019

    Ohio 4-H helps our youth develop and practice the leadership skills necessary to succeed in strengthening our communities. 

    A gift to Ohio 4-H is an investment in our youth and our community's future. 

    Hardin County 4-H provides dependable, ongoing local support that is used for youth programming and opportunities for older youth. All donations will stay in Hardin County to help us continue and add to our current programming. 

    You know how invaluable Ohio 4-H can be to young people. Please consider investing in their future- and ours- with a gift today. 

  2. Farm Bill Training Set

    Nov. 07, 2019

    A Farm Bill Update meeting for farmers has been planned for Thursday, December 5 at Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative, 1210 W Lima Street, Kenton.  The meeting will begin at 6:30 pm and end at 8:30 pm.  The 2018 Farm Bill allows the choice to enroll in ARC or PLC for 2019-2023.  Enrollment for 2019 is currently open with the deadline set as March 15, 2020.

  3. Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

    Sep. 12, 2019

    Applications are being accepted for the 2019 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.

  4. How Stress Affects Your Body

    Aug. 07, 2019

    The farming community is going through a lot of stress with this year's growing season. Please know that there is support available for you. Contact the extension office for more resources.

    'How Stress Affects You' Document 

    'Stress' Document 

  5. Waterhemp Increasing in County

    Oct. 15, 2019

    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.

  6. Sheep Tour 2019

    Oct. 08, 2019

    Members of the Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association toured five sheep farms and an agricultural museum in Wayne and Ashland counties as part of the annual OSU Extension Hardin County Sheep Management Tour held September 14-15. A group of active and retired sheep producers traveled to sites in northeastern Ohio near Wooster. This group included 15 producers from Allen, Hancock, and Hardin Counties. On the trip, they learned about sheep production research along with new and different philosophies of raising and marketing sheep and wool.

  7. Hardin County 4-H Fall Fest- Sunday, October 20th

    Sep. 25, 2019

    Hardin County 4-H Fall Fest

    October 20 • Sunday • 6:00-7:00 p.m.

    Hardin County Fairgrounds Jr. Fair Building FREE to all Hardin County Youth

    Trick-or-Treat  • Games •  Photo Booth

  8. ZUMBA®

    Sep. 24, 2019


    ZUMBA® is back! Classes will be taught by a team of ZUMBA® Instructor Network Members:Jami Dellifield, Lynne Scott, Haley Jones, Emily Martin, and Nichole Richardson. ZUMBA®: MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. YMCA members FREE. YMCA Non-members $15/month. $4 drop-in rate per class. AquaZUMBA®: SATURDAYS from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. YMCA members: $8 per month YMCA non-members: $16 per month $5 Drop-in rate per class   Fall 2019 Zumba ZUMBA® andAquaZUMBA® are...

  9. 2019 Carcass Show Results

    Sep. 23, 2019

          2019 Carcass Show Results                                

    The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions was held Wednesday, September 11 at Jenkins Meats in Mt. Victory. A group of adults and young people were on hand to hear judge and OSU Meat Judging Team Coach Jake Parkinson discuss the merits of the winning market livestock carcasses from the 2019 Hardin County Fair.
    The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion steers, barrows, gilts, and lambs from...

  10. 2019 Carcass Show of Champions

    Sep. 10, 2019

    This year's Carcass Show of Champions will be held on Wednesday, September 11th at 6:00 pm. Please join us at Jenkins Meats, 670 East Marion Street, Mt. Victory to view the 2019 Hardin County Fair Champion and Reserve Champion Steers, Barrows, Gilts and Lambs.

    This program is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, Jenkins Meats, the Hardin County Fairboard, the Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association, the Hardin County Cattle Producers, and the Hardin County Pork Producers.