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County rainfall reporters averaged 5.72 inches

For the time period of April 15-May 31, Extension rainfall reporters recorded an average of 5.72 inches of rain in Hardin County. Last year, the average rainfall for the same…

Applicants sought for Hardin County dairy beef feeder queen contest

Applicants are being sought for the Hardin County dairy beef feeder queen contest. It is open to all girls 14 years and older (as of Jan. 1, 2014), that are…

Garmon family brings home FFA State Degree in three generations

Garmon family brings home FFA State Degree in three generations

ADA — Farming roots run deep in the Garmon family. Their dedication to agriculture has resulted in three generations of State FFA Degree winners, including the most recent recipient, Caleb,…

HN FFA recognized as a Top 10 chapter in Ohio

HN FFA recognized as a Top 10 chapter in Ohio

The Hardin Northern FFA had 22 members attend the 2014 State FFA Convention on May 1-2 in Columbus. The FFA chapter was recognized as a Top 10 Chapter and interviewed…

Rainfall slows field work

This past week farmers finally were able to get into the fields and do spring tillage work and begin planting corn. Progress was made around the county as fields eventually…

Cool, wet soils delay start of planting season

Cool, wet soils have delayed the start of planting season this spring in Hardin County. Usually farmers would prefer to begin planting corn in late April to early May. However,…

Hardin SWCD promotes Soil and Water Stewardship Week

As a part of the of Hardin County for 66 years the Hardin Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) wants to remind you that each of us has a connection…

Extension marks 100 years

The 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Smith-Lever Act of 1914, which officially created the Cooperative Extension System, will take place in 2014. This celebration will highlight Extension’s past…

County produced 17.6M bushels of corn in 2013

Information from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service shows Hardin County farmers produced 17,600,000 bushels of corn in 2013, with an average yield of 174.3 bushels per acre. A total…

Rainfall recording goes high tech

Hardin County has received its share of precipitation in the past couple of weeks. Soon the 15 Hardin County Township Rainfall Reporters will be back at taking care of the…