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County Crop Yields for 2023

By Mark Badertscher 
Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Hardin County

Hardin County – As Hardin County farmers get ready to start planting this year’s corn and soybeans, crop yields from the 2023 growing season have been released from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service. Although these crop production numbers are based on estimates, they are used for crop insurance and government reporting purposes. 

According to a published report, 87,900 acres of corn were planted with 83,600 acres harvested in the county in 2023. The county average yield was 188.8 bushels per acre, compared to 191.6 bushels per acre in 2022. There was a total of 15,784,000 bushels of corn produced during 2023 in Hardin County. Area county yields for the same year were Allen – 190.3, Auglaize – 194.4, Logan – 183.2, Union – 205.0, Marion – N/A, Wyandot – 199.3, and Hancock – N/A bushels per acre. The state corn yield average was 198.0 bushels per acre. 


Plants and garden items at Master Gardener sale, May 18

By Mark Badertscher
Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension Educator

HARDIN COUNTY __ The 19th Annual Hardin County Master Gardener Plant Sale will be from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 rain or shine at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County. The Friendship Gardens of Hardin County is located behind the old HARCO Workshop Building, 960 W Kohler Street in Kenton. Parking signs will be posted.

BSA to become Scouting America

The Black Swamp Area Council has shared the national announcement that Boy Scouts of America is changing its name to Scouting America.

OhioHealth Hardin Memorial funds 18,000 food bank meals

KENTON __ OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital has announced a donation to the West Ohio Food Bank of $3,000 that will provide the equivalent of 18,000 meals. It’s the latest effort from OhioHealth to support the food bank.

ODA will begin aerial treatments for spongy moth

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) will soon begin aerial treatments to control populations of the Spongy Moth (formerly Gypsy Moth), an invasive species, in Ohio.

Reservoir Rd closure on April 30

The Allen County Engineer's office has announced that on Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Reservoir Road between Thayer and Cool Roads, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for drainage maintenance.

Emergency vehicles and school transportation will have access during closure.