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 Devin Cain, Barnesville, was recognized as one of the 86 county volunteers at the Ohio Farm Bureau annual meeting in Columbus, Dec. 4-5.
Cain is a fourth generation dairy farmer. He has been a 4-H advisor for 15 years and has served with the dairy product committee board for 23 years. He has been involved with Dairy Farmers of America Young Cooperator program for 10 years, and also had the opportunity to lobby for the dairy industry in Washington, D.C.
Cain serves on the Belmont County Farm Bureau Board of Trustees and in the last year organized a $45,000 fundraiser to purchase meals for underprivileged children in Belmont County and initiated donations of pork and milk to local food pantries.