1. Farm Solar Eclipse News Release

    Mar. 28, 2024

    Hardin County Extension News Release
    For Further Information Contact: Mark Badertscher
    Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator
    Phone – 419-767-6037
    E-Mail –
    For Immediate Release – March 28, 2024
    Preparing Farms for the Solar Eclipse

  2. 2024 Shelby County Private Pesticide and Fertilizer Renewal/Recertification T

    Oct. 31, 2023

    January 9 - Fertilizer 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m., Pesticide 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.,

    January 16 - Fertilizer 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Pesticide 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.,

    The cost for Pesticide training only is $30.00
    The cost for Fertilizer training only is $10.00

    The cost for both Pesticide and Fertilizer training is $40.00

  3. 2023 Victory Gardens - The Dig – What we are all about!

    Mar. 24, 2023

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) and Ohio State University Extension are cooperating to encourage fellow Ohioans to start their own Ohio Victory Gardens by distributing more than 20,000 free starter kits of seeds across the state. Locally, Shelby County Master Gardeners will be giving out seeds at various locations throughout our service area which includes neighboring Auglaize County April 13 through April 22.

  4. 2023 Master Gardeners of Shelby County Gardening Series

    Feb. 23, 2023

  5. Junior Fair Market Beef Weigh/Tag In

    Dec. 21, 2022

    Attention 2023 Potential Shelby County Junior Fair Beef Exhibitors!!

    Market Beef weigh/tag in will be held on Sunday, January 15th from 12 to 1:30 PM at the Shelby County Fairgrounds. All market beef (steer/heifer & dairy steer) registrations are due to the Extension Office no later than Friday, January 13th at 4:30 PM. For more information, please refer to the attached documents!

  6. Beef509

    Nov. 07, 2022

    BEEF 509 IS BACK FOR 2023!

    BEEF 509 is an educational program designed to teach cattle producers about the food side of their business and how to utilize best management practices to improve beef quality and enhance profitability while learning about value within the beef chain. 

  7. The Western Ohio Dairy Luncheon

    Nov. 01, 2022

  8. December 15, 2022 Planning for a Succession of your Farm

    Nov. 01, 2022

    Click HERE to download form

  9. Congratulations 2023 Junior Fair Board Members!

    Oct. 20, 2022

    We are pleased to announce our 2023 Junior Fair Board member! Our Junior Fair Board members are already hard at work preparing to make the 2023 Junior Fair a positive and fun experience for all of Shelby County's youth!

  10. Harvest time is here!

    Oct. 18, 2022

    It's that time of the year! The Shelby County Extension Office wants to wish you all a safe and happy harvest!