1. 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.

  2. 2019 Dairy Service Unit Fall Cheese Sale

    Aug. 30, 2019

    All cheese is sold by the pound.  You may pay at the time of pick-up.  Cheese can be frozen and used for family meals and snacks between now and the spring cheese sale.

     2019 Dairy Service Unit Cheese Sale Form 

     Return to a Dairy Service Unit Director by October 22, 2019 or mail to:

  3. 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 

  4. 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.

  5. Monarch Butterflies Workshop

    Aug. 07, 2019

    The final summer garden program ‘Monarch Butterflies’ is scheduled for August 17. Come and learn why Monarch butterflies are in trouble and what we can do to help them. Attendees will search for Monarch caterpillars in the Friendship Gardens and learn how to raise them until they emerge and are able to fly to Mexico. Each person attending will receive a potted common milkweed plant to take home and plant to help attract monarch butterflies to their garden. There will be books and butterfly containers for a few lucky participants.

  6. It's time for Rabbit Royalty!

    Aug. 06, 2019

    It's time for the Rabbit Royalty contest.  We are looking for our 2019 King, Queen, Prince and Princess. This year we have changed things up a bit.  Everyone taking rabbit projects through 4-H or FFA is eligible to participate.  Hop out and see us at the shelter house beside the community building on Aug 10, 2019 from 10 am-1 pm. 

    King/Queen 15-19 as of January 1, 2019

    Prince/Princess 10-14 as of January 1, 2019

    Hope to see you there!! 

  7. Fruit and Vegetable Crop Walk

    Jul. 16, 2019

    There is a segment of agriculture in southeastern Hardin County that specializes in commercial fruit and vegetable production.  Hardin County is also home to the Scioto Valley Produce Auction near Mt. Victory where much of this produce is sold.  Hardin County OSU Extension has planned a Fruit and Vegetable Crop Walk program on Tuesday, July 23 from 6:00-8:00 pm to help with fruit and vegetable production issues.  The location of the program will be on a produce farm at 17051 Township Road 199, Mt.

  8. Girls Group Trip to the Ohio State Fair!

    Jul. 16, 2019

    This fun filled group is for young ladies who are in 4th- 8th grade. We welcome high schoolers to come along as counselors and parents are welcome to help chaperone. Please join us for a day of fun at the Ohio State Fair on Friday, August 2nd. We will leave from the OSU Extension parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and will return to the Extension Office no later than 10 p.m. Please pre-purchase your fair tickets at Kroger for $6 each as gate price is $8-10. Bring money for lunch, snacks and any souvenirs- no more than $20-$30.

  9. Fairy Garden Workshop

    Jul. 11, 2019

    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 educational demonstration programs in the Friendship Gardens located at 960 W. 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.

  10. 4-H Judging Registration is OPEN!

    Jul. 01, 2019

    Sign up now!! 

    4-H General Project Judging Registration

    4-H Livestock Judging Registration

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