Hardin County Agricultural Society holds meeting in October – WKTN


The Hardin County Agricultural Society met on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 for the October monthly board meeting. Thirteen directors and seven guests were present.

Brad Murphy, vice chairman of the board, opened the meeting.

Nathan Weaver has said he will be running for the Goshen Twp. Director.
Jami Dellifield, OSU Extension, provided an update on the Carcass Show.
Roger Crowe, Hardin County Commissioner, said they were still working on COVID relief money.

In correspondence, thank you cards were read by Cain Sullivan and Wyatt Brown. A letter on the Carcass Show was read by Mark Badertscher. There were 2 correspondence regarding the 2021 Fair read by Steve Holbrook and Robin Hughes.

Brad Murphy, chairman of the executive committee, spoke about giving extra beef to office staff. The board agreed to give Kolt Buchenroth, Catherine Osborne, Randy Clark and Doris Ralston one beef each, then Judi Cronley and Pete Fout would each get ½ beef.

It was noted that there had been good constructive reviews for the development of a multi-purpose facility at the exhibition grounds.

Rob Wilson, co-superintendent of the field committee, said winter indoor storage has started. It’s $ 25 per month for vehicles and $ 10 per linear foot for boats, trailers, RVs, RVs, etc. Administrators were told to start taking inventory of their buildings for insurance purposes. The board agreed to pay the Hardin Northern and Kenton FFAs $ 150 each for helping stack the benches after the fair was over.

Rob Wilson, president of animation, discussed moving the drag races to Thursday night of the fair, allowing the harness races to take place over 2 days. Harness races would take place on Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. The managers seemed to agree with this suggestion. Everyone was happy with how well the rodeo went this year.

Jack McBride and Judi Cronley provided an update on the JR Fair Livestock Sale. He was very successful this year. Profit was about $ 100,000 more than last year. Total sales were $ 453,359. There were 304 buyers. Cattle sales checks will be sent out when the majority of buyers have paid, there are still 79 buyers who owe $ 122,409. Hopefully the kids can start collecting their checks by the end of the month.

Brad Murphy, president of the dealership and suppliers, said Durant Amusements plans to redesign the Midway with more options available. It was noted that the profits from the Grange and Hardin Northern restaurants have still not been received.

It was noted that the publicity / sponsorship committee is due to meet soon and discuss their budget request for the 2022 show.

Under former profession:

Membership $ 2.00 additional to season tickets can still be purchased until October 15th. The Open Class and Jr Class Premium vouchers were sent to everyone except the exhibitors of JR Fair Livestock. Petitions for the November election for Fair Trustees must be filed by Friday, October 29 at 4 p.m. In election this year: Dudley, Goshen, Lynn, Roundhead, Washington Twp.’s and 2 directors in important positions. Plus, a manager is still needed for Taylor Creek Twp. for a 2-year term. Anyone wishing to run for one of these director positions must have a 2021 membership ticket. Anyone interested in a petition must go to the secretariat to pick up a petition before Wednesday, October 13 at 4:00 p.m. Then, the petition must be returned by Friday, October 29 at 4 p.m.

In the context of new business:

The dates for the 2022 fair are requested from the Ohio Department of Agriculture from September 6 to 11. Matt Jennings has been nominated as an Outstanding Fan of the 2021 Fair. He will be honored on Friday, January 7, 2022 at the Ohio Fair Manager’s Convention in Columbus. The board of directors has agreed to request money from the Ohio Fairs Fund 2022. Jack McBride and Brad Murphy have been appointed as delegates to the Fair’s board of directors at the OFMA convention. It was noted that the fair’s board of directors currently has 11 directors and employees who stay overnight during the congress. It was noted that the annual members’ meeting and the fair’s board reorganization meeting are scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the community building. The annual election of the director of the fair board is scheduled for Saturday, November 6 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the fair board office. Jack McBride, Grant Mizek, Jake McFadden, Christa Rarey and Dan Beale volunteered to be the judges and clerks of the election. The directors decided to have a fair closing meeting on Wednesday October 20 at 6 p.m. in the community building. and a book review from the fair will take place on Wednesday, October 27 at 6 p.m. in the Community Bldg. Judi Cronley said the district meeting is set for Thursday, November 4 at 7 p.m. at the Auglaize County Fairgrounds.

The next meeting of the Council of the Fair is scheduled for Wednesday 3 November at 7 p.m.


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