1. Rabbit Registration Due June 1st

    May. 15, 2018

    As in the past, this year all Rabbit project animals (Breeding and Market) must be registered to be eligible for participation in the Hardin County Fair.  The registration must be submitted by June 1, 2018.  Pet Rabbits projects (227) do not need to complete this registration and will be judged on July 17th.

  2. 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. 

  3. Beef Feeder Registration

    May. 02, 2018

    This year all Beef Feeder project animals must be registered to be eligible for participation in the Hardin County Fair.  The link below is to the registration form and must be fully completed and submitted.  Your members have until June 1st to submit the completed form, please remind them of this process
    Below you will also find a copy of the general guidelines (please note the changes) for animals taken to the fair. Please call the Extension office if you have any questions.

  4. Dairy Beef Feeder Registration

    Apr. 30, 2018

    As in the past, this year all Dairy Beef Feeder project animals must be registered to be eligible for participation in the Hardin County Fair. 

  5. Annual Plant Sale at Fairgrounds

    Apr. 26, 2018

    The 15th Annual Hardin County Plant Sale begins at 9am on Saturday, May 12 at the Hardin County Fairground Arts and Crafts building.  Sponsored by the Hardin County OSU Extension Master Gardener Volunteers, there will be several Hardin County garden clubs and societies this annual event that offers the public myriad choices of their favorite flowers, bedding plants, roses, herbs, trees and various other potted plants.

  6. Ohio Beef School

    Apr. 06, 2018

    The OSU Extension Beef Team has announced the details for the 2018 Ohio Beef Cattle School. The Hardin County Extension office will serve as a host site for this spring’s video series. The 2018 Ohio Beef School will begin on April 25 and will conclude on April 30. The theme of this year’s beef school will focus on ‘Gaining Greater Market Access for Ohio Feeder Calves.’ Following the beef cattle school, Beef Quality Assurance training will be offered at a later date. Sessions will be hosted at the Hardin County OSU Extension office, 1021 W. Lima Street, Kenton.

  7. Produce Safety GAPs Class

    Apr. 02, 2018

    A Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) class has been planned in Hardin County.  GAPs classes are training sessions for fruit and vegetable producers taught by personnel from Ohio State University’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program.  The April 11th program will be from 12:30 – 3:30 pm at the Scioto Valley Produce Auction, 18715 County Road 200, Mt. Victory.  The GAPs class is open to all fruit and vegetable producers and will be presented without technology.  Attending an OSU GAPs class does not equate to being ‘GAPs Certified.’

  8. Dairy Service Unit Spring Cheese Sale

    Mar. 27, 2018

    The Hardin County Dairy Service Unit is holding their semi-annual cheese sale.  The spring sale has a variety of cheeses to choose from including Colby, Muenster, Smoked Cheddar, Mozzarella, Marble, American Processed, Farmers Cheese, Cheddar, Big Eye Swiss, Baby Swiss, Lacey Swiss (low cholesterol, low fat), Hot Pepper, and also Trail Bologna.  Cheese is in approximately 2 pound units, except for Muenster, Hot Pepper, American Processed Cheese, which are sold in 5 pound loaves.  The American Processed Cheese is sliced, while the mozzarella and cheddar cheese are shredded.  The Trail...

  9. Banquet Season Is Upon Us

    Feb. 07, 2018

    February and March means banquet season in Hardin County.  Local commodity and community groups work together to provide entertainment, fellowship, a fantastic meal and honor their peers during these evenings.  The following is the current list of upcoming banquets, please continue to watch for updates.

  10. Hardin County Royalty and Scholarship Applications

    Jan. 22, 2018

    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