The Hardin County Cattle Producers will hold their annual Beef Banquet on Saturday, March 26 in the Community Building at the fairgrounds, starting at 6:00 pm. Pre-sale adult tickets are $15 ($20 at the door), youth ages 4-8 are $8.00 ($10 at the door), kids ages 3 and under are free, and 2021 Hardin County Junior Fair Beef Barn Exhibitors are free with a reservation given to any Cattle Producers Director.
Tickets can be purchased from the following county Cattle Producers Directors: Marcia Hoovler, Adam Billenstein, Jeff Oestreich, Justin Eibling, Stacia Hall-Boughan, Derek Dunson, Kristie Royer, Brieanne Sullivan, Deana Gibson, Dick Cronley, and Heather Searson by March 19.
Scholarship winners will also be announced the night of the banquet. The Hardin County Cattle Producers are offering $500 scholarships to qualified students for the 2022-23 school year. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants who themselves or their parents are current members of the Hardin County Cattle Producers or currently have a beef cattle project in either 4-H or FFA. Applicants for the Cattle Producers scholarships can go to to download and apply by the March 18 deadline. Printed copies of these applications can be obtained from the OSU Extension office.
The Cattle Producers Service Award will be presented as well at the annual Beef Banquet. The Service Award is presented to a person or organization that has demonstrated dedication to the mission of the Hardin County Cattle Producers.