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AG News Archives for 2018-03

Two Commodity Banquets Held

Two commodity banquets were held on Saturday night. The Hardin County Pork Producers annual “Porkfest” was held at St. John’s Evangelical church in Kenton.

Royalty: Fair King Justin Light, Retiring Pork Industry Queen Erica Jacobs, Current Pork Queen Alexa Lowery, Fair Queen Clair Wilson


Alexa Lowery was named the 2018 Pork Industry Queen, and six scholarships were awarded to Kori Barrett, Marin Cook, Miranda Holbrook, Alexis Phillips, Will Polling, and Shauna Richardson.


Miranda Holbrook and Marin Cook, two scholarship winners.


The Second Annual Hardin County Poultry Banquet was also held on Saturday. It was at the Kenton Christian Missionary Alliance church family center.


Newly elected royalty were selected for the upcoming Hardin County Fair. The 2018 Poultry King is Jacob Butterfield and the Queen is Kelsey Stanfield.


The keynote speaker for the evening Lisa Samples of Cedar Crest Farms who is a breeder from the Cleveland area of Northeastern Ohio.  


The Hardin County Honorary Poultry Service Award was awarded to David Kiper who was inducted for his dedicated and caring service for the Hardin County Fair Poultry Department.



Lamb Scholarships Awarded, Queen Crowned

It was the third banquet of the 2018 season. Entertainment for the evening was provided by OSU Extension Educator Mark Badertscher, who spoke about his sheep and agriculture tour of California.

2017 Fair Queen Clair Wilson, King Jusin Light,

2017 Lamb & Wool Queen Alexis Elliott, and 2018 Queen Abby Oberlitner


Sporting the 2018 sash and tiara is Kenton FFA Junior Member Abby Oberlitner.


Oberlitner says her father is to thank for her love of the sheep industry.


Clair Wilson, Alexis Elliott, Justin Light, and Erin Unger


Also being awarded were a set of scholarships. Winning scholarships from the association were Justin Light and Erin Unger. Light is set to attend the University of Northwest Ohio during the summer quarter to study Agriculture and Diesel Technology. Unger will is accepted to Youngstown State University to major in Psychology.


A memorial scholarship was introduced for longtime Sheep Improvement Association member, the late Steve Lowery. Winning that scholarship were Clair Wilson and Alexis Elliott. Both are communicators with Wilson set to attend Indiana Wesleyan University to study Communication and Elliott attending Ohio State majoring in Agricultural Communication.


The next commodity banquets are both the Poultry Banquet and the Pork Banquet, set for March 17th.



Kenton FFA Hosts Career Discussion During FFA Week

National FFA Week for 2018 was acknowledged with a ton of fun activities at Kenton High School.During the week students participated in dress up days like america day, farmer day, and chapter t-shirt day. Students also had the opportunity to donate a $1 to participate in hat day, all the money that was raised was donated to a local students family who recently lost their house in a fire.

The week also included a lunch in for the students on Thursday then a taco bar lunch on Friday for all the Kenton High School teachers to enjoy. During the week the teachers received teacher appreciation gifts that had Ag facts on them. Finally, on Friday we hosted a panelist discussion on career success. We would like to thank Natasha Dyer, Andrew Flinn, Jennie Good and Derek Snider for participating in the panel and sharing their experiences with our members . Our members took away lots of information on how to become successful in their future careers.



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