Ohio State - Hardin County 4-H

Ohio State - Hardin County 4-H Hardin County 4-H Youth Development teaches leadership, citizenship and life skills. We are a part the Department of Extension in Ohio State's College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences.

Operating as usual

12/20/2021

Last minute Christmas shopping? We can help you out and you will be supporting Hardin County 4-H! Books are $25 (including tax).
Our office will be open this week thru Wednesday, December 22nd, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Today at Tech Wizards, we created ornaments via symmetry and made Holiday cards that light up using paper circuits.  The...
12/14/2021

Today at Tech Wizards, we created ornaments via symmetry and made Holiday cards that light up using paper circuits. The holiday cards will be delivered to children who have to spend Christmas in the Hospital. #cloversCODE #4H #ohio4h #stem #stemeducation

Now available at the Hardin County Extension Office! Purchase a plat book and register to win a wall map or a Smart Map!
12/09/2021

Now available at the Hardin County Extension Office! Purchase a plat book and register to win a wall map or a Smart Map!

Now available at the Hardin County Extension Office! Purchase a plat book and register to win a wall map or a Smart Map!

Congratulations to our members who will represent 4-H on the 2022 Hardin County Junior Fair Board!
12/03/2021

Congratulations to our members who will represent 4-H on the 2022 Hardin County Junior Fair Board!

Congratulations to our members who will represent 4-H on the 2022 Hardin County Junior Fair Board!

Yoga with Jami, Thursday 12/2 @ the Ada Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring your mat, water bottle, and any props (blocks...
12/01/2021

Yoga with Jami, Thursday 12/2 @ the Ada Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring your mat, water bottle, and any props (blocks/strap). All levels and all ages welcome!

Yoga with Jami, Thursday 12/2 @ the Ada Public Library, 6:30-7:30pm. Bring your mat, water bottle, and any props (blocks/strap). All levels and all ages welcome!

Give the gift of ADVENTURE this giving Tuesday! 4-H Camp Ohio is building a new high ropes course for 2022 and we need y...
11/30/2021

Give the gift of ADVENTURE this giving Tuesday! 4-H Camp Ohio is building a new high ropes course for 2022 and we need your help. Every donation will help youth build confidence, communication, and teamwork as they complete 12 obstacles 30 feet above the ground. Donate now at http://go.osu.edu/campohioropes. Fund Number: 310109

Give the gift of ADVENTURE this giving Tuesday! 4-H Camp Ohio is building a new high ropes course for 2022 and we need your help. Every donation will help youth build confidence, communication, and teamwork as they complete 12 obstacles 30 feet above the ground. Donate now at http://go.osu.edu/campohioropes. Fund Number: 310109

Ag Hall of Fame to Induct New MembersHardin County – The Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced the 2020-2...
11/24/2021

Ag Hall of Fame to Induct New Members

Hardin County – The Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced the 2020-21 honorees to be inducted at the eighteenth annual Agriculture Hall of Fame recognition banquet. The 2020-21 inductees include: Ronald E. Cronley, John Knedler, Ira Carl Marshall, Jerry McBride, and Dave Russell. The banquet will be held on Tuesday, December 7th, beginning at 6:30 pm at St. John's Evangelical Church on East Carrol Street in Kenton. The public is invited to honor these inductees and their families, and to recognize their many accomplishments. The purpose of the county Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize outstanding agricultural contributions by Hardin County people and to honor those who have brought distinction to themselves and the agricultural industry.

Joe Cornely will be the guest speaker. Joe is a 2017 inductee of the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame and a nationally recognized farm broadcaster. Most recently, he worked as the Senior Director of Corporate Communications for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Previously, he worked at both WRFD and WLW as farm director after getting his start working part-time for WKTN in Kenton while still in high school and later while attending Bowling Green State University, as well as after he graduated as both the news and sports director. His exposure to agriculture was mostly from his grandparents and some part-time jobs with local farmers.

Tickets for the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame Banquet must be purchased in advance through November 29. Tickets are $12 and can be reserved by calling the Hardin County Extension office (419-674-2297) or purchased from the committee members: Genny Haun, Bob McBride, Ruth Oates, Kerry Oberlitner, Gary Harpster, Steve Poling, Amanda Murphy, Bob Wood, and Mark Badertscher. Read more athttps://hardin.osu.edu/sites/hardin/files/imce/2021%20Ag%20Hall%20of%20Fame%20News%20Release_0.pdf

Looking for an awesome project for your #givingtuesday2021 donation?  We're building a new high ropes course at camp and...
11/24/2021

Looking for an awesome project for your #givingtuesday2021 donation? We're building a new high ropes course at camp and looking for donations to help!

I spy a 4-H Alum doing cool things! Tune into Christmas at Belmont to see Ian perform!
11/23/2021
Ada Native to Perform on NBT /PBS Special

I spy a 4-H Alum doing cool things! Tune into Christmas at Belmont to see Ian perform!

Ada native to perform on NBT /PBS special "Christmas at Belmont" Ian Dellifield, a 2021 graduate of Ada High School, will be performing with the Belmont University School of Music World Percussion Ensemble on the televised PBS special, “Christmas at Belmont”. “Christmas at Belmont” will be t...

Yoga tonight with Jami at the Ada Public Library 6:30-7:30p.Bring your own mat and water bottle!All are welcome!
11/18/2021

Yoga tonight with Jami at the Ada Public Library 6:30-7:30p.
Bring your own mat and water bottle!
All are welcome!

Yoga tonight with Jami at the Ada Public Library 6:30-7:30p.
Bring your own mat and water bottle!
All are welcome!

The link for our application wasn't working, but we've got it fixed now.  Apply to be a camp counselor by December 3rd!
11/09/2021

The link for our application wasn't working, but we've got it fixed now. Apply to be a camp counselor by December 3rd!

The link for our application wasn't working, but we've got it fixed now. Apply to be a camp counselor by December 3rd!

Have you signed up yet?? The e-mail challenge starts next week! Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 14. ...
11/09/2021

Have you signed up yet?? The e-mail challenge starts next week!
Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 14. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

Have you signed up yet?? The e-mail challenge starts next week!
Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 14. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge.  Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it ...
11/06/2021

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge. Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge. Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

Join Jami for YOGA on Thursday night at the Ada Public Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring your mat and any props (block or str...
11/02/2021

Join Jami for YOGA on Thursday night at the Ada Public Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring your mat and any props (block or strap)! Time to get back in the groove!

Join Jami for YOGA on Thursday night at the Ada Public Library. 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring your mat and any props (block or strap)! Time to get back in the groove!

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge.  Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it ...
10/26/2021

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge. Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

It is time for our next E-mail wellness Challenge. Sign up at http://go.osu.edu/lhlwhardin by November 8. This time it includes BINGO & 4 optional lunch-and-learn webinars too!

Tech Wizards is BACK!!!!
10/20/2021

Tech Wizards is BACK!!!!

Children’s Pumpkin Program at Friendship GardensHardin County – The Hardin County Master Gardeners are hosting “Paint, P...
10/14/2021

Children’s Pumpkin Program at Friendship Gardens

Hardin County – The Hardin County Master Gardeners are hosting “Paint, Pumpkins and what can be found with a Look Around” on Saturday morning, October 16. This event begins at 10:00 am and will provide a pumpkin painting activity and garden scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. The event will take place at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County, which is located at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton.

Children of all ages are welcome with a responsible adult. Adult must remain with their children for the entire event. Wear old clothes so you can get messy and celebrate fall and Halloween in the Friendship Gardens. Questions about this event can be directed to the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteers by calling the OSU Extension office at 419-674-2297.

Children’s Pumpkin Program at Friendship Gardens

Hardin County – The Hardin County Master Gardeners are hosting “Paint, Pumpkins and what can be found with a Look Around” on Saturday morning, October 16. This event begins at 10:00 am and will provide a pumpkin painting activity and garden scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. The event will take place at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County, which is located at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton.

Children of all ages are welcome with a responsible adult. Adult must remain with their children for the entire event. Wear old clothes so you can get messy and celebrate fall and Halloween in the Friendship Gardens. Questions about this event can be directed to the Hardin County Master Gardener Volunteers by calling the OSU Extension office at 419-674-2297.

Happy Birthday to one of Hardin County's Terrific Tower Team, Beth Heckathorn Harshfield! What are your favorite camp me...
10/13/2021

Happy Birthday to one of Hardin County's Terrific Tower Team, Beth Heckathorn Harshfield! What are your favorite camp memories with Beth?

Happy Birthday to one of Hardin County's Terrific Tower Team, Beth Heckathorn Harshfield! What are your favorite camp memories with Beth?

Hope you were able to attend the STEAM on the QUAD event this year.  If not, look for this event on the last Saturday of...
10/11/2021
STEAM on the Quad delivers variety | The Ohio State University at Lima

Hope you were able to attend the STEAM on the QUAD event this year. If not, look for this event on the last Saturday of September in 2022.

STEAM on the Quad purposely brings together activities that focus on the sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and the arts and humanities in an effort to build an interest in the fields from a young age.

10/08/2021

It's fall and that means....PAPER CLOVER TIME! If you're headed to TSC this weekend, buy a clover and support your local 4-H program!

County Fair Champion Carcasses Evaluatedby Mark BadertscherHardin County – The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions w...
10/08/2021

County Fair Champion Carcasses Evaluated
by Mark Badertscher

Hardin County – The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions were evaluated Tuesday, September 21 at Jenkins Meats in Mt. Victory. Because of the pandemic, this year’s event was virtual and featured OSU Department of Animal Sciences Assistant Professor of Meat Science Dr. Lyda Garcia as the judge and she discussed the merits of the winning market livestock carcasses from the 2021 Hardin County Fair.

See the carcass show video, results, and scores at https://hardin.osu.edu/news/hardin-county-champion-carcasses-evaluation-results

County Fair Champion Carcasses Evaluated
by Mark Badertscher

Hardin County – The Hardin County Carcass Show of Champions were evaluated Tuesday, September 21 at Jenkins Meats in Mt. Victory. Because of the pandemic, this year’s event was virtual and featured OSU Department of Animal Sciences Assistant Professor of Meat Science Dr. Lyda Garcia as the judge and she discussed the merits of the winning market livestock carcasses from the 2021 Hardin County Fair.

See the carcass show video, results, and scores at https://hardin.osu.edu/news/hardin-county-champion-carcasses-evaluation-results

Glad that we were able to host the 5th annual STEAM on the QUAD yesterday to teach youth about STEM fields.
09/26/2021
STEAM in the Quad gets young kids excited about learning

Glad that we were able to host the 5th annual STEAM on the QUAD yesterday to teach youth about STEM fields.

Ohio State University along with 4H has recognized the need of integrating art with STEM, inviting younger students to explore the endless possibilities of creativity you can bring in a

Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations Sought Hardin County - Applications are being accepted for the 2021 Hardin County A...
09/25/2021

Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

Hardin County - Applications are being accepted for the 2021 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. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio, 43326.

The purpose of the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to agriculture by Hardin County people. Annual awards will be made to men or women who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, either as a farmer or in an agricultural related field. We desire to honor and give public recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves, have made outstanding contributions to their professions, and whose community involvement has served as a stimulus to others. Selected individuals who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture will be honored at the Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

Agriculture Hall of Fame Nominations Sought

Hardin County - Applications are being accepted for the 2021 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. Lima Street, Suite 103, Kenton, Ohio, 43326.

The purpose of the Hardin County Agriculture Hall of Fame is to recognize and honor outstanding contributions to agriculture by Hardin County people. Annual awards will be made to men or women who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture, either as a farmer or in an agricultural related field. We desire to honor and give public recognition to those who have brought distinction to themselves, have made outstanding contributions to their professions, and whose community involvement has served as a stimulus to others. Selected individuals who have been instrumental to the success and excellence of agriculture will be honored at the Agriculture Hall of Fame Awards Banquet, scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2021.

09/25/2021
09/24/2021

2021 Carcass Show of Champions judged by Dr. Lyda Garcia.

Who wants to be an american idol?
09/13/2021

Who wants to be an american idol?

4-H is going to Hollywood! On Friday, September 24, American Idol will host a virtual audition day dedicated to 4-H’ers—current members and alumni ages 15-28. Individual 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become the next American Idol. We realize this is short notice, but it came together quickly and is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your 4-H’ers! Help us spread the word and stay tuned for the audition registration link coming soon.

09/13/2021

That’s a wrap on the Hardin County Fair 2021. THANK YOU to all the fair board directors, community organizations, and volunteers who made the week possible. We are PROUD of all our 4-Hers.

09/12/2021

Non-Livestock projects are released at 6:00 tonight! This is an hour earlier than previous years. Please do not remove your projects until 6:00.

Livestock release times.
09/12/2021
Livestock Release Times - Hardin County Fair

Livestock release times.

Goats – 7:00 p.m. Rabbits – 7:00 p.m. Hogs – 9:00 p.m. Lambs – 7:00 p.m. Dairy Beef Feeders 7:00 p.m. for animals going home, 8:00 p.m. for animals going to buyback bidders Fancy poultry – 7:00 p.m. Horses – 7:00 p.m.

09/12/2021
09/11/2021

JFB 2021 National Anthem at the Rodeo

09/09/2021

2021 Fashion show and State Awards

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Your crew is awesome! I was worried about my son's Electricity project not getting done with my very little understanding of it. Amanda answered my questions and concerns and made an appointment for me and my son to go over the book. We met Adam and spent time with him going over the fundamentals of electricity, he even helped Wyatt with making a open and closed circuit. Thank you so much! Just another reason to join 4-H!
Please remove if not acceptable! Had a friend tell me there may be some llama llovers here?! :) Let me know if you wold like a tote!
When is cloverbud sign up? Is there a club near Kenton or Mt. Victory?
Congratulations to our intern, Molly!! We are so proud of you!
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Attention Hardin County 4H Horse Members: The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) will be holding their Western Semi-Finals in Findlay, OH on June 2-3, 2018 at the University of Findlay Western Farm featuring 150+ Reining and Horsemanship IEA riders from across the US. This is a great opportunity to see what IEA has to offer. The IEA season is September - June for Hunt Seat and Western for riders in grades 6-12 and there are more than 12,000 riders nationwide who participate. 4H Clubs, barns and schools can easily start an IEA team - you only need 3 riders in either middle school or high school. It is a great way to give kids the opportunity to show year round. IEA uses a draw-based system and riders do not need to own a horse or tack as these are provided for every rider at every event. You can learn more at www.rideiea.org or by contacting Jenn Eaton at [email protected]. This event in June in Findlay is open to the public and there are vendor areas available for $50 - a great way to show off local businesses, barns, or 4H clubs. Contact IEA Western Administrator, Todd Knerr at [email protected] for more information on how to participate as a vendor or sponsor.
Where can I find the 4H fair schedule
Congrats Derek Courtad, Hardin Hi-Lighters - OUTSTANDING OF THE DAY with his gardening project!
Congratulations to Adeline Moore of the Hardin Hi-Lighters 4-H Club for a very successful day at the Ohio State Fair. For the fifth consecutive year, she placed 1st in her age division for the Dog Skillathon. She also was the overall Intermediate Division winner for the third consecutive year. She and her little dog, Sam, earned a perfect score for the judging of You and Your Dog and were 2nd place out of 40 4-H youth. We are so proud of you and your hard work!
Gold in agility for Hardin Hi-Lighter Adeline Moore and her dog Sam. Congrats.