RAGERSVILLE -- The Tuscarawas County Dairy Farmers' annual banquet and awards program will be Thursday, Feb. 25 at 11:45 a.m. in Ragersville Zion United Church of Christ.

Scott Higgins, chief executive officer of the American Dairy Association Mid-East, will be the featured speaker.

Higgins will discuss how check-off dollars are being used to promote the sales of dairy products. He will also give information on the efforts of the Ohio Dairy Producers Association.

Owners of top dairy herds in the county will also be recognized.

Tickets are available at a cost of $9 per person and they can be obtained by contacting Tim Specht at (330) 852-4305. The deadline for reservations is Feb. 18.