HARDIN COUNTY — The Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association is looking for 2014 Lamb and Wool Queen contestants and scholarship applicants.

Eligible candidates for the title, Lamb and Wool Queen, must be age 15 through 20 as of Jan. 1, and either live on a farm where sheep are produced, or have a sheep project in the Hardin County Junior Fair to be eligible. Contestants must complete an entry form.

For further information about the Lamb and Wool Queen contest, please contact the Sheep Improvement Queen Committee Chair, Kristie Fay at 419-673-8264.

The Hardin County Sheep Improvement Association is also offering a $500 scholarship to a student entering/attending college for the 2014-2015 school year. Applicants and their parents/guardians must be residents of Hardin County prior to the applicant entering college, and must be maintaining a 2.5 grade point average. Applicant must have had a sheep project and shown at the Hardin County Fair. For more information about the scholarship, please contact the Sheep Improvement Scholarship Committee Chair, Peter Previte at 419-634-2202.

Applications and rules for both the Hardin County Lamb and Wool Queen and the Scholarship are available from your school’s FFA advisor, high school guidance counselor, or can be obtained from the OSU Extension office and its website at http://hardin.osu.edu/news/hardin-county-lamb-banquet. Applications must be received at the Hardin County Extension Office by Feb. 21.