HARDIN COUNTY — The Hardin County Dairy Service Unit will be awarding a scholarship at their annual banquet on Feb. 15. Funds raised from the association’s semi-annual cheese sale are used to support higher education with this scholarship program. Eligible students must live on a dairy farm, have grown up on a dairy farm, work on a dairy farm, be pursuing a dairy related education or have shown a dairy heifer or dairy cow project at the Hardin County Fair.

The Dairy Service Unit is also looking for a 2014 Dairy Princess. The Hardin County Dairy Princess will represent the Hardin County Dairy Service Unit with promotion of the dairy industry at the county fair and other scheduled activities. Contestants must be unmarried, age 15 to 19 inclusive, or a freshman in high school as of Jan. 1, 2014. They must live on a dairy farm, must have a dairy project in 4-H or FFA and show at the fair or work on a dairy farm.

Applications can be picked up at the Extension office for both the scholarship and princess at 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103 in Kenton, or from Hardin County FFA advisors, high school guidance counselors, or download the application from hardin.osu.edu. These applications must be completed and returned to the Extension office by Feb. 7.