Annually the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation recognizes a volunteer leader in each county for their service and dedication to the organization. County Boards of Trustees are asked to select a person that has given time and effort to the organization to further the mission of Farm Bureau, "Working together for Ohio farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities."

Belmont County Farm Bureau has selected Carman Mengon, St. Clairsville, to be recognized as one of the 86 county volunteers at the Ohio Farm Bureau 100th annual meeting in Columbus, Dec. 6-8.

Mengon has served on the Belmont Board of Trustees for three years and has served as treasurer and Membership Coordinator. She is a 2018 Murry Lincoln Award recipient for her exceptional membership work with Farm Bureau. She and her husband live on a small farm where she raises and breeds Nigerian Dwarf goats. They also have a lot of pet chickens, dogs, a cat and a miniature donkey. Animals have always been a big part of her life and Mengon has resaved, rehabbed and released a wide variety of animals throughout her life.