2014 Cherokee County - Jim Corrington

Iowa 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

2014 Cherokee County - Jim Corrington

 

Jim Corrington was a 4-H member of the Cavaliers 4-H Club for 9 years, focusing on horse and ag-related projects.  Jim earned his Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Agriculture Education at Iowa State University and taught Vocational Ag at Aurelia High School. He has lived on the century farm all his life, and was actively farming the land for over 30 years.  He currently is employed in the Inventory Control Department at the Hy-Vee Distribution Center in Cherokee.

Peggy Corrington was not a 4-Her, but quickly learned the value of 4-H as a parent.  She was a 4-h leader for 5 years.  Peggy earned her Bachelor’s degree in Vocational Home Economics from Iowa State University.  She taught Family and Consumer Sciences, Talented and Gifted and Language Arts classes in various grade levels during her 33 years of teaching in the Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn School district.

Jim and Peggy have mentored young 4-H’ers in the horse project, generously sharing of their time, horse expertise, horses and equipment.  Peggy also shares her knowledge judging achievement shows, by leading county and club workshops along with some individual lessons.  Peggy has also judged at northwest Iowa county fairs for 35 years.

The Corringtons are active, supportive members of the community.  Both have been involved on the frontlines of designing and securing funding for the new 4-H Expo building project on the Cherokee County Fairgrounds.  They are active members of their church.  Currently, Peggy is serving on the Cherokee County Fair Baord. She is an active member of the Pilot Rock Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  She has also been instrumental in helping to establish cemetery directories in a number of Cherokee County townships.

Cherokee County 4-H says “Thank-You” to Jim and Peggy Corrington for their dedication to the 4-H program, sharing of their time, talents and treasures, leading by example, in helping to prepare the young people of Cherokee County to become the leaders of tomorrow.

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